The Aesthetics of Culture and Color
Dogtown and Z-Boys (on scoop.it! and geographyeducation.org)
October 17, 2012 at 11:13 am
The issue of color in Baghdad definitely speaks to the notion of privilege. A younger, more inexperienced generation of artists are being harshly judged by the power elite. Phrases like “people living in villages with animals”, and “they don’t understand anything” give strong indications of class. Art is subjective by any measure, and shouldn’t incur this level of prejudice, however absurd and lurid the color combinations may be.
November 20, 2012 at 11:31 am
I have read all three articles of Aesthetics and Privilege. I want to start with in Baghdad. In Baghdad, since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime the people of Iraq especially Baghdad were allowed the right to color their buildings in any color they want. This also goes to other cities around the world like Izamal in Mexico and Wilemstad the capital of the island of Curacao in the Caribbean. My conclusion to my comment will be that tourism will increase around the world if the people can see many different colors on all of the buildings.
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