Forum

LEVIN COLLEGE FORUM

Visible City and the Photographic Occasion: An Exhibition of photographs by Dr. Helen Liggett

October 2004 - February 2005
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium
 
Program
 
The Photographic Occasion" is an exhibit of recent street photography that invites viewers to participate in considering the question, "What kind of place is the city?" The images are presented in sequences meant to evoke the experience of looking around while moving through urban space. In noticing the gestures, movement and coincidences of form that make up life on the street, the gallery itself becomes a site of experience and viewers part of the processes that create a visible city.
 
Dr. Helen Liggett's work is in the related fields of planning and urban theory, discourse and spatial analysis, and visual culture and photography. These interests are held together by a desire to investigate and participate in the art and politics of presentation or as Dr. Liggett states "the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves." Liggett's work has been exhibited at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and the Harare International Festival for the Arts. She is a participant in the U.S. State Departments Arts in the Embassies, Program. She has published work in such diverse venues as Theory and Event, Whiskey Island Magazine and the International Journal of Public Administration. Her most recent publication, Urban Encounters is a book of words and images using street photography and theory as conceptual tools in coming to terms with the city as cultural imagery and as a space of life.Visible City and the Photographic Occasion: An Exhibition of photographs by Dr. Helen Liggett
October 2004 - February 2005
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium
 
Program
 
The Photographic Occasion" is an exhibit of recent street photography that invites viewers to participate in considering the question, "What kind of place is the city?" The images are presented in sequences meant to evoke the experience of looking around while moving through urban space. In noticing the gestures, movement and coincidences of form that make up life on the street, the gallery itself becomes a site of experience and viewers part of the processes that create a visible city.
 
Dr. Helen Liggett's work is in the related fields of planning and urban theory, discourse and spatial analysis, and visual culture and photography. These interests are held together by a desire to investigate and participate in the art and politics of presentation or as Dr. Liggett states "the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves." Liggett's work has been exhibited at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and the Harare International Festival for the Arts. She is a participant in the U.S. State Departments Arts in the Embassies, Program. She has published work in such diverse venues as Theory and Event, Whiskey Island Magazine and the International Journal of Public Administration. Her most recent publication, Urban Encounters is a book of words and images using street photography and theory as conceptual tools in coming to terms with the city as cultural imagery and as a space of life.