Julia Tulke

Tulke, Julia

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Research Interests
  • Street art and graffiti as political practice
  • Urban space, Right to the City, politics of everyday life in the city
  • Social movements and protest
  • Performative and visual activism
  • Economic crisis and austerity
  • Affect theory 
  • Visual ethnography
  • Photography as research method
  • Cultural geography 
  • Cartography
Publications and Presentations
  • “Feature: Aesthetics of Crisis – Athens” in: New Babylon – Architecture and Urbanism After Crisis. eds. Florian Dreher and Kerstin Faber (in press, forthcoming 2016)
  • "Tales of Crisis from the Walls of Athens. An Exploration of Urban Austerity through the Cultural Practice of Street Art" in: Urban Austerity. Impacts of the global financial crisis on cities in Europe. eds. Sebastian Schippper and Barbara Schönig (in press, forthcoming 2016)
  • “Aesthetics of Crisis. Notes on the Athenian Street Art Scene” in: Form Design Magazine 254, 2014.
  • “Feeling the Crisis. Beobachtungen zu Emotion, Krise und Protest auf den Straßen Athens” in: Cargo – Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 33, 2013
  • “Welcome to Athens. Ein Photoessay zur Ästhetik der Krise“ in: Sub\urban. Zeitschrift für kritische Stadtforschung 1(2), 2013
  • “Gesprühte Angst vor der Zukunft“ (Interview) in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2013
Presentations, Talks, and Summer Schools
  • Invited Talk: "Die Ästhetik der Krise. Politische Street Art in Athen im Kontext von Krise und Austerität" Lecture Series: Leben in Zeiten der multiplen Krise, University of Kassel, Germany, December 2015
  • Project Presentation: „Aesthetics of Crisis“ Congress: Reclaim your City, Kunst und Stadtaneignung, Berlin, Germany September 2015
  • Paper Presentation: “Visual Encounters with Crisis and Austerity: Reflections on the Cultural Politics of Contemporary Street Art in Athens” Workshop: Greece in Crisis. Culture and the Politics of Austerity, hosted by the Networking Project “The Cultural Politics of the Greek Crisis” University of Birmingham, UK, May 2015
  • Paper Presentation “Austerity Urbanism and Insurgent Creativity. Tales of Crisis from the Streets of Athens” Conference: Urban Austerity. Impacts of the global financial crisis on cities in Europe, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany, December 2014
  • Marie Jahoda Summer School of Urban Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, July 2014
  • Paper Presentation “Aesthetics of Crisis. Street Art, Austerity Urbanism and the​ ​Right to the City” Conference: Urban Creativity and Street Art, University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2014
  • Paper Presentation “A Tale of Morality and Debt. Exploring German Exceptionalism in the European Economic Crisis” Conference: States of Exceptionalism. Globalization, Difference, Power, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany, May 2014
  • Invited Talk “Ästhetiken der Krise. Eine Ethnographie zu politischer Street Art in Athen” Lecture Series: Verortungen. Ethnologie in Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit, Werkstatt Ethnologie e.V., Berlin, Germany, March 2014
  • MA Thesis Presentation “Aesthetics of Crisis. Political Street Art in Athens in the Context of the Crisis” Graduate Conference of the Georg Simmel Zentrum für Metropolenforschung Berlin, Germany, January 2014
  • Presentation “Representations of Europe in Athenian Street Art” Teaching the Crisis Summer School Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, September 2013
  • Conference Presentation “Aesthetics of Crisis. Observations from the Greek Streets” Conference: Uneven Development. Geographies of Crisis, Spaces of Resistance, Association for Critical Social Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, June 2013
  • Photo Contribution: “The street is my gallery” National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, USA, May – October 2015
  • Co-Curation: “Athens Berlin Caen – A Transeuropean Dialogue on the Crisis” R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, Berlin, Germany, March 2015
  • Photo Contribution: ART Lounge: Club der Europäischen Versager, Koerber Foundation, Hamburg, Germany, September 2014
  • Curation: Research Exhibition “Aesthetics of Crisis” R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, Berlin, Germany, July 2013