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The Lund Urban Creativity Conference 2019 is an opportunity to initiate an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between scholars, artists, activists, planners and others who work within the diverse field of urban creativity. The conference takes place on May 15-18 ,2019 and is hosted by the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies in collaboration with the Division of Art History and Visual Studies at Lund University

URBAN CREATIVITY conference 2019
Stencil painting by Béatrice Bloomfield


Urban creativity is an umbrella term for a range of activities within, or in direct relation to, the city. These activities take place in different urban environments around the globes and strive to, or are perceived to strive to, intervene in how the spatial, temporal, political and material aspects of urban life are communicated, interpreted and acted upon. An important characteristic of situated urban creative practices is that they push legal, moral and cultural boundaries by intervening and exploring alternative ways of using, producing, experiencing and understanding the city.


Conference programme (continuously updated)

More information

The conference runs 15-18 May 2019. 


For more information, questions, or suggestions please contact us at:

urban_creativity [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se
Read more about the Urban Creativity Theme at the Pufendorf IAS here