City in Literature

City in Literature Pt 1 – The City as Literature

A short history of avant-garde artists wanting the city as their writing material.

City in Literature lecture slides, 1st part


City in Literature Pt 2 – The City instead of Literature

Story of the turning-urbanism of avant-garde poetic ambitions in the 20th Century, and the rise of contemporary critical urban art practices.


Student works. Task: map narratives of affect at a chance-determined spot in the urban field.









affect map Siri 1Legend - Nolde Emotion Map