The Hyper-Creative City: Hipsterfication in Amsterdam and Portland

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invites you to a lecture by

Christoph Lindner
(Urban and Cultural Theorist)

Followed by an in-conversation with

Gemma Tipton
(Writer on Art and Culture)


Weds 24th January 6:30pm
St Peter’s, North Main St, Cork.

Refreshments from 6:00pm
No Booking required


The Hyper-Creative City: Hipsterfication in Amsterdam and Portland.

Comparing conditions of hyper-creativity in Amsterdam and Portland – two midsize cities with long histories of art-led regeneration – this talk explores the phenomenon of hipsterfication (gentrification-by-hipster). The focus is on what happens when cities fetishise creativity and embrace excess in the pursuit of accelerated development.


Christoph Lindner is an urban and cultural theorist whose work spans the fields of visual culture, architecture, media arts, geography, and urban planning and design.
The post talk discussion will be chaired by Gemma Tipton (Writer on art and culture with the Irish Times, who also writes for Frieze and Artforum).


Cork Conversations: Planning for the Future is a series of public talks initiated by the National Sculpture Factory and Cork City Council creating a platform for reflection and dialogue on design for future cities and on Cork City’s inherent potential.


Christoph Lindner is Professor and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Oregon and Honorary Research Professor in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. Christoph is an interdisciplinary urban and cultural theorist whose work spans the fields of architecture, geography, media arts, visual culture, and urban planning and design. His work focuses in particular on the interrelations between globalization, cities, and creative practice. Recent book publications include Imagining New York City (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as the edited volumes Deconstructing the High Line (Rutgers University Press, 2017), Global Garbage (Routledge, 2016), Cities Interrupted (Bloomsbury, 2016), and Paris-Amsterdam Underground (Amsterdam University Press, 2013). He is currently working on a new book about creative slow practices in global cities.