15 Nov Arab Spring / American Autumn: Reclaiming the Public Sphere
Swati Chattopadhyay (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB)
Nuha Khoury (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB)
Alice O’Connor (History, UCSB)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
From Beirut to Cairo to Tunis, the Arab Spring has played out in public space in ways that extend to the American Autumn and New York. This panel asks how and why public space, as a physical place of gathering in these varied locations, works to alter public opinion in the digital age. What are the mechanisms of overlap and intersection among them, and between public space and the public sphere?
Sponsored by the IHC’s Public Goods series.