Do-It-Yourself Urbanism

1870R [CRN: 25896]

This seminar examines urbanism conceived as the autonomous, creative, and everyday making of city space. It analyzes the concepts of “right to the city” and “do-it-yourself” urbanism through protests over public space in Istanbul, Occupy encampments across the U.S., individual gestures of anarchist contestation, and graffiti and street artists' small-scale acts of aesthetic transgression. We engage the major conversations in the academy and on the streets about possible urban futures, including Latino urbanism from a thirdspace perspective and in its guerrilla, insurgent, participatory, and vernacular incarnations. DVPS WRIT
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