Articles by Agata Lisiak in CITY and View

Faculty member Agata Lisiak has recently published two articles. The first one, "Navigating urban standstill. Hip-hop representations of Jeżyce, Poznań," appeared in the journal CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, in the framework of an ongoing debate on navigating urban space.  

The article discusses the portrayals of urban life by the Polish hip-hop artist Peja, who presents the most neglected streets of one of Poznań's inner-city neighbourhoods. The artist acknowledges the city caught in standstill and the people who inhabit the urban spaces behind the threshold of visibility. Agata Lisiak thus aims to argue that an inclusion of places of urban standstill complements the analyses of navigating urban space that focus primarily on movement and that it allows for a more inclusive understanding of urban space in general. Read more about the article here

The second article, "The Ballerina and the Blue Bra: Femininity in Recent Revolutionary Iconography," was published in the journal View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture, and discusses on the role of women in recent revolutionary iconography as embodiments of both revolutionary ideals and revolutionary failures, by focusing on two images of revolution that achieved iconic status: an Adbusters' ballerina poster for Occupy Wall Street, and a still frame from an amateur video showing a woman severely beaten in Egypt's Tahrir Square in 2011. The article is available here