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Urban Futures Talk EMANUELA GUANO: “Joy:” Post-politics and Street Art after the Morandi Bridge Collapse

Urban Futures Talk EMANUELA GUANO: “Joy:” Post-politics and Street Art after the Morandi Bridge Collapse

“Joy:” Post-politics and Street Art after the Morandi Bridge Collapse

In our fourth Urban Futures Talk, we will host Emanuela Guano, PhD. She is a professor in the Anthropology Department of Georgia State University. She has conducted ethnographic research on neoliberal urbanism and the urban everyday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Genoa, Italy, and is the author or Creative Urbanity: An Italian Middle Class in the Shade of Revitalization (University of Pennsylvania Press). Her work has been published, among others, in Cultural Anthropology, City & Society, and Ethnos.

In 2018, the Morandi bridge collapsed, killing 43 people and displacing 600 from their homes in one of Genoa’s postindustrial outskirts. Almost entirely isolated after the collapse, Certosa bore much of the brunt of the disaster. This is when Genoa’s conservative administration launched On the Wall, a street art project meant to assuage residents’ anger; the theme chosen for the murals was “joy.” Drawing on ethnographic research conducted between 2019 and 2021, this project explores the post-political underpinnings of Certosa’s “joyous” street art.

Join our talk on “Joy:” Post-politics and Street Art after the Morandi Bridge Collapse on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 18:00 on Zoom.

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Project is funded by Slovenian Research Agency

Project is funded by Slovenian Research Agency

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Project is funded by Croatian Science Foundation

Project is funded by Croatian Science Foundation

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Institute of Contemporary History

Institute of Contemporary History

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

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Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research

Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research

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ZRC SAZU, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology

ZRC SAZU, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology

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Faculty of Humanities University of Primorska

Faculty of Humanities University of Primorska

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