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PULSE Salons


The Performative Urbanism Lab for Spatial, Social, and Scenographic Experimentation (PULSE) focuses on critical performance design practices in cities and approaches performative urbanism as a mode of address for rehearsing, experimenting, and developing critical spatial practices that can be embodied across a variety of scales and enacted in the way we live, work, and play in the city. Given the uptake of urban labs and city studios within municipal planning practices, and the widespread interest in “making the city,” what critical role do spatial, social and scenographic intervetions play in the production of the urban?

In seeking to address this question and others, PULSE hosts seasonal salon events with artists and researchers engaged in acts of performative urbanism. Each salon will address a different theme with participants from diverse disciplines and fields presenting excerpts, perspectives, provocations and vignettes from their work. 

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