This is an archive of online material, physical books and artists that I’ve researched while conducting Contextual Studies Part 5, compiled in one place.
There are areas I agree with Anna Francis (2017) in the article ''Artwashing' gentrification is a problem - but vilifying the artists involved is not the answer' and other areas I don't. In this post I'll outline my reasoning why.
I decided to use mind maps as a way of becoming more lucid about my ideas for the essay. As well as getting down the main points, they offered me the possibility of organising them into orders of importance and linking bits where a relationship might not immediately be apparent.
I have read what I feel is a very good essay on (public) art and regeneration that goes into a lot of depth about how the two relate. The essay by Jospehine Berry Slater and Anthony Iles (2009) is titled: 'No Room to Move: Radical Art and the Regenerate City' and can be found at: https://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/no-room-to-move-radical-art-and-regenerate-city. I have made notes to record my thoughts on areas where the essay interrogates ‘artwashing’, although that specific term is not used.