Dr Louise Fabian
Visiting Research Fellow
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Louise Fabian is Visiting Research Fellow at Centre for Cultural Studies. She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Denmark where she is part of the Research Program ‘Philosophy and Intellectual History’. She has studied Comparative Literature and History of Ideas at the University of Aarhus in Denmark and Philosophy at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany. She received her PhD. Degree in 2009 on the Dissertation ‘The Spatial Turn - an exploration and application of analytical potentials in the interdisciplinary re-conceptualisation of space, place and landscape. Fabians research is theoretically and methodologically placed at the intersections between cultural geography, history of ideas, philosophy and cultural studies.
Her research, writing and teaching address the spatial turn, spatial concepts, urban transformations, urban activism, street art, the rhetoric around and processes of culture led regeneration, creativity, DIY urbanism, architecture, landscape, industrial ruins, street cultures, spatial conflicts, the rhetoric of hybridity and postcolonial space.
She is, with Jonas Fritsch, involved in developing new exploratory and interventionist ways of placemapping and of teaching cultural design processes. In connection to hear research into the relationship between art and activism, and critical and creative appropriation of public space, she has worked together with artists, dramaturges, musicians and architects from different countries on a number of projects. In the winter 2010 she taught a course in Damascus for Syrian artists on Art in Public Space in collaboration with the Syrian gallery AllArtNow.
‘The spatial turn within social and cultural studies – Spatial theory as an interdisciplinary praxis’ (to be publ. 2013),
‘Do-It-Yourself Urbanism – from ludic tactics to strategic planning’(with Kristine Samson, to be publ. 2013)
‘The Seduction of Rust: the aesthetic, recreative and transformative potentials of industrial ruins’(2012),
‘Stedstilegnelser – gadekunst og tegnpiraterier’ (2012),
‘Lenins hullede røv – stedsforvaltning som fortidsforvaltning i det postkommunistiske rum’ (2011),
’Landskabet – erfaret, praktiseret konstrueret’ (2011),
’Kunst (af-)søger sted’ (2011), ‘Da Batman indtog Elfenbenstårnet – opgraderingen af populær- og hverdagskulturen som analyseobjekt” (2010),
‘Spatiale forklaringer – da den geografiske tænkning kom på den humanvidenskabelige dagsorden’(2010),
’Rummet finder sted’ (with Henrik Jøker Bjerre, 2010).