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Philosophy Matters: City Spaces and the Aesthetics of Grit

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

Renee ConroyThis presentation features Renee M. Conroy, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest and Fulbright scholar.

About the Talk

Contemporary aesthetic sensibilities welcome the presence of a little grit in urban settings. In this talk, I examine several aspects of grit that emerge from considerations about what makes a city space perceptually exciting and affectively resonant and trace overlapping conceptual threads to elucidate the modern sentiment that metropolitan spaces benefit aesthetically when they possess a bit of grit.

I argue that urban grit’s allure consists in three mutually inflected aesthetic dimensions: its perceptual presence, its historical resonance and its ethical associations.

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Date:
April 19
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Relevant Department(s)
History, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (HPPE)