The Right to the Creative City

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In 2002, Richard Florida, an urban studies scholar then at Carnegie Mellon University, published The Rise of the Creative Class, which became a surprise best-seller. In 2005, he followed that book with what he called a "prequel," Cities and the Creative Class.

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My Ancestors Followed Me Here
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By
Erina Alejo
Essay
In fall 2020, I set out to document San Francisco’s Mission Street. I saw storefronts doubling as murals, old and new catastrophes, enduring injustices.
Artists Respond to the Sanctuary City
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Jacqueline Francis
Kathy Zarur
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Artists in this exhibition responded to challenges of, and consolations of, sanctuary. Sanctuary, we learned, is not an abstraction; it is a relative term that we negotiate.
(In)visible Policy
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Daniel Levin Becker
Ian Klaus
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Our challenge is to find a robust and repeatable approach to the work of describing the city. 
Iseeyou (above ground) in Johannesburg
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Grant Parker
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Iseeyou (2013) is a short film essay by Simon Gush, depicting Johannesburg’s representations of mining. The film deftly questions what is at stake in the visibility and invisibility of labor. [1] The title invokes the name of the Industrial and Commercial Workers, widely known as (ICU founded in...

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