Civic City (Part2) is a very interesting looking symposium on Neoliberalism and Urban Policy. It takes as its primary case study the city of Marsaille, and takes a cross-disciplinary look at how Graphic Design is implicated in the visual representation of Urban Issues. Closer to home is this conference in Leeds on housing privatisation, which is linked, in part, to some of the issues raised by Malcolm Fraser in this recent Herald article.
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