CfP Panel “Audio-Visual Pedagogies of Decline”
at the 2017 ASA Conference “Pedagogies of Dissent” | Chicago | 9-12 November 2017
Urban decline is conventionally framed as a devastating process both for the physical fabric as well as for the social structure of urban communities. Particularly in mass media and popular culture, the common representation of declining urban spaces is dominated by images of physical decay and destitute people as well as narratives of social failure, lack of morality, and crime. These spaces and communities are thus presented as having little to nothing to offer with respect to educational achievement, creative expressivity and intellectual development.