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Critical Spatial Practice presents:


Environmental Justice and the Politics of Public Space:
A presentation on the intersections of art, geography, and activism

Tuesday, April 24, 7pm
Art and Design Building / Room #229
408 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

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Our current schedule can be found on the CSP Google Calendar. You can also join the CSP Listserv by sending an email to Sharon Irish (slirish at

CSP Critical Cartography Resources / CSP Blog

Reading List:

Short Bibliography (below) / Full Bibliography (external link)

On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World (2006)
Tim Cresswell

From Art to Architecture: A Place Between (2006)
Jane Rendell

In Comes I: Performance, Memory And Landscape (2006)
Mike Pearson

Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers (2006)
Helga Leitner (Editor), Jamie Peck (Editor), Eric S. Sheppard (Editor)

Did Someone Say Participate? An Atlas of Spatial Practice (2006)
Markus Miessen and Shumon Basar, Editors

Spaces of Global Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development (2006)
David Harvey

Else/Where: Mapping - New Cartographies of Networks and Territories (2005)
Janet Abrams and Peter Hall, Editors

For Space (2005)
Doreen Massey

Cities Without Citizens (2004)
Eduardo Cadava and Aaron Levy, Editors

Unsettling the City: Urban Land and the Politics of Property (2003)
Nicholas K. Blomley

Radical Space: Building the House of the People (2003)
Margaret Kohn

Deterritorialisations Revisioning Landscapes and Politics (2003)
Mark Dorrian and Gillian Rose, Editors

A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture (2003)
Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman, Editors

Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (2003)
Diana Taylor

Dissident Geographies: An Introduction to Radical Ideas and Practice (2000)
Alison Blunt and Jane Wills

Mappings (1999)
Denis Cosgrove, Editor

Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance (1996)
Joseph Roach

The Road to Botany Bay (1987)
Paul Carter


A selection of projects, exhibitions, and essays related to critical spatial practice. See the Critical Spatial Practice blog for additional projects.

Trevor Paglen
LA Urban Rangers
Mike Pearson
Long March
Misc. Projects from Pages Magazine
Border Art Workshop
Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo / Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Stephen Willats

Misc. Project Links (


"Geography and the Politics of Mobility"

Misc. Exhibition Links (


"The Politics of Verticality"
Eyal Weizman

"Border Postcards: Chronicles from the Edge" (pdf)
Teddy Cruz

"Flowmaps, The Imaginaries of Global Integration"
Brian Holmes

"Drifting Through the Grid: Psychogeography and Imperial Infrastructure"
Brian Holmes

"Cartography of Excess"
Brian Holmes

"Landscape and the Obliteration of Practice"
Tim Cresswell

"The Power of the City: The City of Power" (1992)
Cristel Hollevoet, Karen Jones, Timothy Nye
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Misc. Journal Links (

Primary Organizers:

Nicholas Brown / PhD Student / Department of Landscape Architecture / nicholas.senn at
Ryan Griffis / Assistant Professor / School of Art & Design / rgriffis at
Sharon Irish / Research Scholar / School of Architecture / slirish at
Kevin Hamilton / Assistant Professor / School of Art & Design / kham at
Sarah Kanouse / Assistant Professor / College of Mass Communication and Media Arts / kanouse at