Art, Social Change, and the Green City: A Rebuke of Green Metropolitanization


Rob Krueger offers a rebuke of the green city movement, suggesting that the green city vision no longer functions as an alternative, transformative development project. Art, Krueger argues, provides a way of framing the disconnect between “green metropolitanization” and its emancipatory potential. He analyzes the works of Banksy, Marina Abramovíc, and JR to provide insight into failure of contemporary green city ideologies and to illustrate how art can bring us new imaginaries.