The List – Part Two

… and following Part One,  a collection of journal articles, very loosely categorised:

Journal articles

City/Urban Studies

Commemoration/ Memory

Cultural Policy, Culture and Government


The Public/ Public Engagement

Public Art, Public Sculpture

Public Space/ Place





The List (or 2017 New Year’s Resolutions) – Part One

Well here’s another year coming to a close – so picking up the threads from my 2016 collection of bookmarked papers, saved journal alerts, and  the Public Art Research Facebook posts, here’s a bumper edition of “the list”: an eclectic collation of publications and resources that maybe I’ll get to, or get back to, in 2017:

(Let me know if there’s a personal favourite or a glaring omission – reply in the comments below or feel free to post on facebook)


Conference/Symposium Proceedings




Journal Special Issues

Documentation: Public Art School (Now)

Last year, Fiona Hillary and I convened a roundtable discussion, in conjunction with  ACUADS 2015,  the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools’ annual conference, held in Adelaide (24 September 2015).  We aimed to canvass the question: What’s happening now in higher education institutions to prepare students to work in and with public, community and social contexts?

Four leading educators were invited to respond to this question and reflect on a prepared Discussion Paper, collating examples of contemporary art projects, student activity and curriculum, contributed by art and design educators from around Australia and internationally.

We put out the call for contributions in June and July last year,  resulting in the Public Art School (Now) Discussion Paper (pdf).

Documentation, along with recordings of the Roundtable discussion, with Professor David Cross (Deakin University), Dr Maggie McCormick (RMIT University), Dr Nien Schwarz (Edith Cowan University) and Professor Marie Sierra (UNSW) has now made its way onto the ACUADS 2015 conference proceedings website. (Look for the heading “Roundtables”!)

Or access the recordings directly here:

New Year, old resolutions (again): 2016

Best wishes for 2016!

Here I am at the end of my short summer break with yet another list of things that I should remember to come back to…

Having spent some time sifting through the weight of old and unread emails, journal alerts and odd papers, I’ve bookmarked the eclectic collection of (mostly 2015) publications that remained for future reference. As in my 2015 post, this list is NOT intended as a comprehensive public art bibliography, nor a critical favourites or “must read” list – nevertheless, several people mentioned last year that they found it useful, so I’m sharing here.

Happy reading (thinking, making…)!

[Please do let me know any corrections and feel free to share your own suggestions/additions here or on the Facebook group.]


Conference Proceedings


Journals – Special Issues/Themed Sections

Journal articles

  • Julia Aoki & Ayaka Yoshimizu, 2015, ‘Walking Histories, Un/making Places: Walking Tours as Ethnography of Place’, Space & Culture 18(3): 273-284
  • Jonathan Bach, 2016, ‘The Berlin Wall after the Berlin Wall: Site into sight’, Memory Studies 9(1):48
  • Andrea Baldini, 2015, ‘An Urban Carnival on the City Walls: The Visual Representation of Financial Power in European Street Art’, Journal of Visual Culture 14(2):246-252
  • Debra Benita Shaw, 2015, ‘Streets for Cyborgs: The Electronic Flâneur and the Posthuman City,’ Space & Culture 18(3): 230-242
  • Tony Bennett, 2015, ‘Cultural Studies and the Culture Concept’, Cultural Studies 29(4): 546-568, DOI: 10.1080/09502386.2014.1000605
  • Paul Bunyan, 2015, ‘Regenerating the City: People, Politics, Power and the Public Sphere’, Local Government Studies 41 (3): 362-378, DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2014.982109
  • Kevin J. Burke, Stuart Greene, and Maria K. McKenna, 2016, ‘A Critical Geographic Approach to Youth Civic Engagement: Reframing Educational Opportunity Zones and the Use of Public Spaces’, Urban Education 51(2):143
  • Ingrid Campo-Ruiz, 2015, ‘Malmö Eastern Cemetery and Lewerentz’s critical approach to monumentality’, Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes 35(4): 328-344, DOI: 10.1080/14601176.2015.1079422
  • Deborah Chambers & David Baines , 2015, ‘A gift to the community? Public relations, public art and the news media’, European Journal of Cultural Studies 18(6): 639-655
  • Andrew Crisp, Anne Clarke & Ursula K Frederick, 2014, ‘Battlefield or gallery?: A comparative analysis of contemporary mark-making practices in Sydney, Australia’, Australian Archaeology (78)
  • Jill Desimini, 2015, ‘Limitations of the Temporary. Landscape and Abandonment’, Journal of Urban History 41(2: 279-293, doi: 10.1177/0096144214563502
  • Boyd Dirk Blackwell, Brian Dollery & Bligh James Grant, 2015, ‘Institutional vehicles for place-shaping in remote Australia’, Space & Polity 19(2):150-169, DOI: 10.1080/13562576.2015.1014227
  • Cameron Duff & David Moore, 2015, ‘Going out, getting about: atmospheres of mobility in Melbourne’s night-time economy’ Social & Cultural Geography 16(3): 299-314, DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2014.979864
  • Ursula K Frederick, 2014, ‘Shake well midden: An archaeology of contemporary graffiti production in Perth, Western Australia’, Australian Archaeology (78)
  • Ursula K Frederick & Anne Clarke, 2014, ‘Signs of the times: Archaeological approaches to historical and contemporary graffiti’, Australian Archaeology (78)
  • Jordan Frith & Kati Fargo Ahern, 2015, ‘Make a sound garden grow: Exploring the new media potential of social soundscaping’, Convergence 21(4): 496-508
  • Abigail Gilmore & Roberta Comunian, 2016, ‘Beyond the campus: higher education, cultural policy and the creative economy’, International Journal of Cultural Policy 22(1):1-9 , DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1101089
  • Leslie A. Hahner & Scott J. Varda, 2014, ‘Yarn Bombing and the Aesthetics of Exceptionalism’, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 11(4): 301-321, DOI: 10.1080/14791420.2014.959453
  • Susan Hansen & Flynn Danny, 2015, ‘This is not a Banksy!’: street art as aesthetic protest’, Continuum 29(6): 898-912, DOI: 10.1080/10304312.2015.1073685
  • Victoria Hattam, 2016, ‘Imperial designs: Remembering Vietnam at the US–Mexico border wall’, Memory Studies 9(1):27
  • Amanda Johnson Ashley, 2015, ‘Beyond the Aesthetic. The Historical Pursuit of Local Arts Economic Development’, Journal of Planning History 14(1): 38-61, doi: 10.1177/1538513214541616
  • Tanya J King, 2015, ‘Encrypted Landscapes, Nation-States: The Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra’, Space and Culture 18(2): 171-182, doi: 10.1177/1206331214524495
  • Casper Laing Ebbensgaard, 2015, ‘Illuminights: A Sensory Study of Illuminated Urban Environments in Copenhagen’, Space and Culture 18(2) 112-131, doi: 10.1177/1206331213516910
  • Thomas Lemke, 2015, ‘Foucault and the ‘Government of Things’’, Theory, Culture & Society 32(4): 3
  • Moberley Luger, 2015, ‘Poetry as monument: Jenny Holzer and the memorial poems of 9/11’, Memory Studies 8(2):183
  • David Mercera & Prashanti Mayfield, 2015, ‘City of the Spectacle: White Night Melbourne and the politics of public space’, Australian Geographer 46(4): 507-534, DOI: 10.1080/00049182.2015.1058796
  • Andy Merrifield, 2015, ‘Amateur Urbanism’, City 19(5): 753-762
  • Vladimir Mikadze 2015, ‘Ephemeral Urban Landscapes of Guerrilla Gardeners: A Phenomenological Approach, Landscape Research 40(5): 519-529, DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2014.939617
  • Sophie Oldfield, 2015, ‘Between activism and the academy: The urban as political terrain’, Urban Studies 52(11):2072-2086
  • Fatma Pelin Ekdi & Hale Çıracı 2015, ‘Really public? Evaluating the publicness of public spaces in Istanbul by means of fuzzy logic modelling’, Journal of Urban Design 20(5): 658-676, DOI: 10.1080/13574809.2015.1106919
  • Martin Phillips, Anna Woodham & Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, 2015, Foucault and museum geographies: a case study of the English ‘Renaissance in the Regions’, Social & Cultural Geography 16(7): 730-763, DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2015.1009854
  • Carolin Schurra & Katharina Abdo, 2016, ‘Rethinking the place of emotions in the field through social laboratories’, Gender, Place & Culture 23(1):120-133, DOI:10.1080/0966369X.2014.970138
  • Robyn Sloggett, 2015, ‘Has Aboriginal art a future?’ Leonhard Adam’s 1944 essay and the development of the Australian Aboriginal art market’, International Journal of Cultural Studies 18(2):167
  • Quentin Stevens & Shanti Sumartojo, 2015, ‘Memorial Planning in London’, Journal of Urban Design 20(5) 615-635, DOI:10.1080/13574809.2015.1071655
  • Marita Sturken, 2016, ‘The objects that lived: The 9/11 Museum and material transformation’, Memory Studies 9(1):13
  • Emily Talen, 2015, ‘Do-it-Yourself Urbanism: A History’, Journal of Planning History 14(2): 135-148, doi: 10.1177/1538513214549325
  • Simone Tulumello, 2015, ‘From “Spaces of Fear” to “Fearscapes”: Mapping for Reframing Theories About the Spatialization of Fear in Urban Space’, Space & Culture 18(3): 257-272

New Publications: Public art here, there and everywhere

Always excited by new publications! New (or still on the way) in 2015:

  • 2015, Arts Nation: An Overview of Australian Arts, 1st edition, Australia Council for the Arts.  Available as an ebook,pdf, accessible version, and with a range of accompanying media releases and fact sheets…Arts Nation aims to fill “a critical gap by creating and interpreting a set of national indicators to increase our understanding of the Australian arts industry.” It brings together the work of key data collections and research organisations, along with the individual insights and experiences of eight leaders from across the arts sector, and an analysis of the impact of the arts.
  • Mark S Holsworth, 2015, Sculptures of Melbourne, Melbourne Books. Melbourne based writer, artist and blogger presents a researched, insiders account of Melbourne’s wealth of historical and contemporary public sculptures.Due for release in April.
  • Julia Lossau & Quentin Stevens (eds) 2015, The Uses of Art in Public Space, Routledge. Texts from 14 international scholars draw upon diverse disciplines, examples and locations to link two fields of interest: critical studies of   art in public space, and  social behaviour in the public realm. “Contributors are interested in the rich diversity of peoples’ engagements with public artworks across various spatial and temporal scales, encounters which do not limit themselves to the representational aspects of the art, and which are not necessarily as the artist, curator or sponsor intended.”
  • Claire Doherty (ed), 2015, Public Art (Now): Out of Time, Out of Place,  published by Art/Books in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden and the European Network of Public Art Producers.  With texts by Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Matteo Lucchetti, Magdalena Malm and Alexis Zimberg, this book claims to bring  from around the world, “the most most significant artworks in the public realm of the last ten years”, with interviews, descriptions and images. Around forty works are discussed, organized around themes of ‘Displacement’, ‘Intervention’, ‘Disorientation’, ‘Occupation’ and ‘Perpetuation’.

Call for Artists’ Project Submissions: The Cinematic Turn

Public Art Dialogue is accepting artists’ projects submissions for The Cinematic Turn to be published in late  2015. Artists’ projects are unique artworks and/or art interventions designed specifically for the pages of Public Art Dialogue. Projects should relate to the theme of a particular issue and treat the journal itself as a site/space for public art. Artists of all disciplines and at all points in their careers are encouraged to submit to the journal. Submission deadline for The Cinematic Turn is March 15, 2015. For more information about Public Art Dialogue and for submission guidelines please visit

The Cinematic Turn
Co-Editors: Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie
Submission Deadline: 15 March 2015 (NB extended deadline)

With the rise of new technologies specifically relating to the moving image, the breadth of public art expanded as its practitioners engaged in more varied explorations, though it would be fair to say the migration of these technologies into public art was generally slower than their absorption into the museum and gallery. This issue focuses on the use of film, video and/or cinematic techniques and strategies, with the intention to recognize some of the earliest efforts to incorporate these art forms into public art practice as well as addressing their current manifestations.

The journal Public Art Dialogue is sponsored by the organisation of the same name, here. PAD aims to provide platforms for dialogue across the wide range of professions and disciplines that public art encompasses. Its membership includes art historians, artists, curators, administrators, educators, architects and landscape architects.

New Year, old resolutions

Welcome to 2015 and my first post for the year, hope the year is a good one for you and yours…

I won’t ask you to listen to a recitation of my New Year’s resolutions (which, for anyone that’s heard them before, would likely be the same as those of recent years). I have, however, managed to spend some time over the last couple of weeks clearing out old emails and journal alerts. It’s progress of a sort!

For your browsing pleasure (?), here’s the collection of (mainly) 2014 publications that emerged from that process – in no particular order, the ones I thought I should have read, should read sometime soon, or should otherwise put aside for future reference (i.e. these are the one’s I didn’t see last year, it’s neither a comprehensive list of 2014 publications, nor a critical favourites or “must read” list – and if you think I’m looking for public art in all the wrong places, I hope you’ll feel free to share your own suggestions!) :


Journal Special Issues

Journal articles

Public Art, Public Sculpture

Contemporary Art

Public Space

Urban Space, Urban Design, Regeneration & Renewal

Public Sphere

Memory, Commemoration

SPATIAL Practices….

Policy, Discourse, Method…