“Claiming a Right to NYC (1975-2010): A Study in Culture, Power, and Memory”

lunchtime talk by Professor Ida Susser, Ph.D., Anthropology Department, Graduate Center, CUNY

2 March 2010, 12-2pm, CRESC Seminar Room, 178 Waterloo Place.

You are welcome to bring your lunch and we will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

For further details including abstract, please see our website


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About: Robert Grimm

All over Europe, cities are faced with the challenge of using cultural resources to re-position their city in an increasingly culturally and economically diversified European space. Related to this is a clear recognition of the growing importance of cultural resources for economic and community development. This produces new opportunities and challenges for local cultural planning and management. In order to fully exploit the innovative and supportive role of culture in European urban development, it will be necessary to develop a new socially and culturally sensitive professionalism, able to cross the boundaries between the arts, design, urban and spatial planning, public policy and the market, artistic creativity and cultural management. The MA in European Urban Cultures offers a specialist programme aimed at graduate students from Europe and elsewhere with undergraduate degrees in subject areas such as the social sciences; cultural and leisure studies; art, design and architecture; urban theory and planning; cultural marketing and management. The course is also targeted at professionals and administrators eager for the latest experiences, ideas and insights in urban cultural policy.