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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