Join Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project, for a talk from Nicole Marroquin on power and public participation in Chicago.
Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project (HCUAP, pronunciation hiccup) is a public art platform that draws on the urban arts as a framework through which we can map the aesthetic, historical and cultural connections between Pittsburgh and similar international post industrial cities. HCUAP promotes aerosol arts as a tool for education, cultural expression, and global exchange around civic participation; conscious redevelopment; and the preservation and celebration of diverse cultural identities.
HCUAP activates dialogue between academics, artists, youth, the city and communities by producing generative outreach programming such as: public debates, symposia, research, citywide youth art workshops and artist production residencies. In the context of Pittsburgh’s redevelopment, HCUAP seeks to position urban art as a way to challenge undemocratic appropriations of urban space by celebrating and preserving the diverse cultural legacies of the communities that make Pittsburgh their home.