Amsterdam's Waterfront and the Art of Renewal

Keynote Lecture, Port Perspectives Seminar, Dublin Port, January 23, 2017


Using Amsterdam as a case study, this talk at Dublin Port considers how urban waterfronts have emerged in the era of creative urbanism as a site of contestation over the future development of cities. The focus is on the role of art in urban renewal and the challenge of avoiding fetishizing creativity and instrumentalizing art in urban renewal initiatives.