Mobility + Cultural Agency: Moving People by Creative Practice

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How can creative practitioners enable critical engagement and material change in the ways mobility is experienced?

Art's ability to move people is more than metaphorical. In the second half of the 20th century, creative practitioners began pursuing spatial strategies at the intersection of art, architecture, and landscape. This space was initially described by Rosalind Krauss as the “expanded field” and since then artists operating in this area have developed work that, at times, directly or implicitly, critiques and facilitates mobility itself. Art projects that intersect with mobility have addressed scenarios including the embodied navigation of everyday life, built infrastructure, and community-scale movement—and some of that work has further expanded into the domain of social practice. This dialogue examines how creative cultural production, as an instrument of reflective engagement and self-determination, can transform mobility.

Bryony Roberts, Designer, architect, scholar; Founder, Bryony Roberts Studio

Clare Davies, Assistant Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art. Curator: Siah Armajani: Follow This Line (The Met Breuer, 2019)
Ekene Ijeoma, Artist; Founding Director, MIT Poetic Justice Group; Director, Studio Ijeoma.
Mary Miss, Artist, architect, designer; Founder, City as Living Lab
Daniel Palmer, Curator, Public Art Fund. Curator: Ai Wei Wei, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (citywide installation, 2016)