The Ethics of Locality: Urban Commons
Pelin Tan

The author is questioning the concept of "locality", gift economies and research methodologies in socially engaged art practices in urban. As a continuation of writer’s Art History PhD thesis: Locality as a Discursive Concept in Socially Engaged Art Practices [2011 – Istanbul]; Tan explores further new definition of urban localities, a heterogeneous exchange map of economies and methodological tools in order to understand such art practices. After 1990s, socially engaged art practices become a dispute topic in academia as well as in art scene. The role of such art practices in urban field and conflict geographies form a new discussion about "urban commons" and designates a new form of an urban pedagogy.

Moreover, the book includes conversation with artists/collectives from several geographies and urban conditions such Social Kitchen [Kyoto], Jeanne van Heejweek [Rotterdam], Maria Papadimitriou [Athens] and covers more then forty projects around urban localities.

Title: The Ethics of Locality: Urban Common
Author: Pelin Tan
Graphic design: Yorgos Rimenidis
ISBN: [pending]
Size: [pending]
Date: Spring 2017
Publisher: dpr-barcelona

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