On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the Urban Law Journal at Fordham University School of Law in New York City will hold an all-day Symposium examining the regulation of artistic expression within urban landscapes. The symposium will examine certain legal issues surrounding street art, such as intellectual property and private and public spaces. The symposium will also look at a range of different perspectives of artistic urban expression, covering topics such as larger scale metropolitan art, the role of street art in shaping and changing communities, and the role of performance art generally.
Fordham Urban Law Journal Symposium, Vol. XLII
Law, Urban Space, and The Future of Artistic Expression
Thursday, February 26, 2015 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The symposium will examine legal issues surrounding street art, such as intellectual property and private and public spaces. It will also explore difference perspectives of urban artistic expression, including large scale metropolitan art, the role of street art in shaping and changing communities, and the role of performance art generally in an urban space.
Keynote Speaker: Lady Pink
Lady Pink was a leading participant in the rise of graffiti-based art and started her career writing graffiti in 1979 New York City. Since then, Lady Pink’s canvases have entered important art collections in renowned museums around the world.
Panels and Speakers:
Urban Expression, Cultural Property, and Intellectual Property
Moderator: Christopher Robinson, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Eric Bjorgum, President of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA), Partner, Karish & Bjorgum, PC
Jeannine Chanes, Law Offices of Jeannine Chanes
K.J. Greene, Law Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Christine Haight Farley, Law Professor, American University Washington College of Law
Perspectives of International and Large Scale Urban Art
Moderator: Rosemary Wakeman, the Director of the Urban Studies Program at Fordham University
Pedro B. Ortiz, Senior Urban Consultant, World Bank
Mario Gooden, AIA, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
Artists’ Perspectives of Cultural Property, Ownership, and Cooperation with Regulators
Moderator: Nestor Davidson, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Law Professor and Director of Fordham Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School
Matthew Christian, Classically-trained violinist and contra-dance fiddler, and Director, BuskNY
Killy Kilford, Artist, Author, and Founder of the Dept. Of Well Being
Michelle Young, Founder of and Publisher at Untapped Cities, and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Arts and Privately Owned Public Spaces
Moderator: Nisha Mistry, Esq., MSc., Director of the Fordham Urban Law Center at Fordham Law School
Lisa T. Alexander, Law Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School
Lisa Keller, Professor of History, Purchase College SUNY and Research Adjunct & Lehman Faculty Fellow, Columbia University
Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Closing Remarks: Steve Lambert
Steve Lambert is a conceptual artist and provocateur, who has garnered fame through politically driven artistic projects.
Photograph © 2011 Michelle Young used with permission, Graffiti by Maniaks
Skadden Conference Center
Costantino Room (Second Floor)
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023