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Cultural Intervention in the Public Sphere through HUG: Articulating Social Exclusion

Cultural Intervention in the Public Sphere through HUG: Articulating Social Exclusion

Sidorenko, Ewa and Marusinska, Karina (2017) Cultural Intervention in the Public Sphere through HUG: Articulating Social Exclusion. In: Kasia, Katarzyna and Kochanowska, Magda, (eds.) Fair Book. Aktywnosc/ Activity. Faculty of Design Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Warszawa, pp. 201-208. ISBN 978-83-65455-65-9

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Abstract

How can art in general, and design in particular, critically contribute to social change? This paper examines the cultural intervention in the public sphere in Wrocław, Poland, through the project HUG carried out over three months in 2015. Drawing on the Habermasian concept of the public sphere and Charles Taylor’s notion of social imagery to articulate the specificity of Poland’s problematic attitudes towards difference, we demonstrate how this participatory cultural intervention opens a safe space of lifeworld for a human encounter, in which empathy and understanding have a potential for naming exclusion and transforming identities.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural intervention, art, design, social exclusion, public sphere
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
Last Modified: 18 May 2019 13:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 3
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20210

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