On 29 March, Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies) Jane M Jacobs hosted an event ‘Street Art and Cultural Value: the place of art in a public city’, where Professor Alison Young from the University of Melbourne presented research on the intricacies of street art as a cultural practice, the complexities of the reception of street art within the art world and asked, where is the place of street art in a contemporary city.
Previously, during Cendana Rector’s Tea on 28 March, Yale-NUS students had the pleasure of learning about Prof. Young’s journey from a law student, to a criminologist to a street arts expert. She shared with us how the inquiry into public street arts can illuminate the relationships between law and society.
Following the public lecture, on 1 April, Prof. Young shared her street art wisdom with visitors at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum as she led a public tour for the museum’s “Art from the Streets” exhibition.
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