Shared Spaces

International Chair: Monika Wagner,
Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Universität Hamburg, DE

Canadian Chair: Charlotte Townsend-Gault,
University of British Columbia,Vancouver, CA


The art-historical notion of public space, civic and ritual, is changing, and what seemed concrete (based mainly on architecture and monuments) has now become fluid. As the dialogue between art history and anthropology has grown, so too has the emphasis on the role of shared social spaces in the creation of community and identity. Even “wasted” spaces might have a social role, setting off the limits of sanctioned public spaces.

Carolyn Butler Palmer, University of Pittsburg, US
A Shared World: David Neel’s Humanitarian Aesthetic

Jennifer Carter et Jane L. Cook, McGill University, Montréal, CA
A “Place” in Time: Fabric(ation) and Liminality in Old Montreal

Janine Debanné, Carleton University School of Architecture, Ottawa, CA
Public Art and Urban Recovery in Detroit

Hans Dickel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
Berlin – Two-hearted City. Sculptures in the Public Field

Michael Diers, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE
Shared Spaces as Reflected in Photographs. The Visual Research Work of William Eggleston up to Andreas Gursky

Rosa Gräfin von der Schulenburg, McGill University, Montréal, CA / Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Writing Takes Place. Words in Visual Arts and Public Space

Altti Kuusamo, Helsingin Yliopisto (Université de Helsinki), FI
Between Durable and Rubbish, Architecture and Kitsch: The Path of Public Sculpture from Artism to Discoursivism

Mark Ledbury, University of Manchester, GB / Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, US
Artists in the Louvre: Community and Contest

Alexei Lidov, Centre de recherche sur la culture chrétienne orientale, Moscou, RU
Performances with Miraculous Icons. A Study of Comparative Hierotopy

E. Lisa Panayotidis, University of Calgary, CA
“To Instruct the Newcomer and Amuse the Bored”: Producing Communities and Identities in the Mapping of a University Campus

Harriet F. Senie, City College of New York, City University of New York, US
A Community of Mourners: The Transformation of Public Space in NYC after 9/11

Charlotte Stanford, Brigham Young University, Provo, US
Town Space, Church Space: Inside and Outside Strasbourg Cathedral

Woodman Taylor, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
Scripting the Street: Generating South Asian Identities Along Chicago’s Devon Avenue

Erik Thunø, Det Danske Institut i Rom (Institut Danois à Rome), IT
Transgressing the Sanctioned Space: the City Moves Closer to God

Gerhard Vinken, Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Düsseldorf, DE / Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK), Vienna, AT
Der Kern und seine Grenzen. Die neuen Ränder der alten Stadt

Susan Webster, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, US
Native Danzantes in Spanish Colonial Corpus Christi Processions: Contested Spaces and the Construction of Identities in the Audiencia of Quito