Aesthetic Revolution

Society as a Work of Art

The End of Modernity's End?

The Strange Relation of Art and Politics

The Ambivalence of the Public Square

Creativity and its Afterlives

A Game of Appearances


Malcolm Miles

Malcolm Miles – Publications (listed by country of publication)


Eco-Aesthetics: art, literature and architecture in a period of climate change, London, Bloomsbury, 2014

‘Ideological Regeneration: The Cafesjian Centre for the Arts and the new Yerevan’, Consuming Architecture: On the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings eds. Maudlin, D. and Vellinga, M., London, Routledge, 2014, pp. 154-168

‘Occupying Architecture’s Expanded Field’, Architecture and Culture, vol. 2, 1, 2014, pp. 55-74

‘Art and culture: the global turn’, Re-Imagining the City: Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces, ed. Elizabeth Grierson and Kristen Sharp, Bristol, Intellect Books, 2013, pp. 19-38

Nutopia: a critical view of future cities, ed with Jennie Savage, Plymouth, Plymouth University Press, 2012

Herbert Marcuse: an aesthetics of liberation, London. Pluto Press, 2011

‘One & Other: a picture of the nation in a period of cosmopolitanism? The Journal of Architecture, vol. 16, 3, 2011, pp. 347-364

Cultural Memory: reformations of the past in the present and the present in the past, ed with Vardan Azatyan, Plymouth, Plymouth University Press, 2010

Culture & agency: contemporary culture and urban change, ed with Monica Degen, Plymouth, Plymouth University Press, 2010

‘Representing Nature: art and climate change’ Cultural Geographies, vol. 17, 1, 2010, pp. 19-36

‘Art goes AWOL’, Spaces of Vernacular Creativity: Rethinking the cultural economy, ed Tim Edensor, Deborah Leslie, Steve Millington and Norma M Rantisi, London, Routledge, 2010, pp. 46-59

Public Spheres After Socialism, ed with Angela Harutyunyan and Kathrin Horschelmann, Bristol, Intellect Books, 2009

‘Aesthetics in a Time of Emergency’ Third Text, 99 [vol. 23, 4] 2009, pp.421-434

‘Incidental Liberation; Revolution after the Period of Revolutions’ Journal for Cultural Research, vol. 13, 1, 2009, pp. 53-68

‘Downing the Master’s Tools’ Futurology, ed Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan, Walsall, The New Art Gallery, 2009, pp. 41-45

‘Whose City?’ Beyond Bricks, ed Multistory [project publication], West Bromwich, Multistory, 2009, pp. 6-11

Urban Utopias: the built and social architectures of alternative settlements, London, Routledge, 2008

Art and Theory After Socialism, ed with Mel Jordan, Bristol, Intellect Books, 2008

‘Planning and Conflict’ The Sage Companion to the City, ed Tim Hall, Phil Hubbard and John Rennie Short, London, Sage, 2008, pp. 318-332

‘Strategies for the Comvivial City: A new agenda for education for the built environment’, Art, Community and Environment: Educational Perspectives, ed. Glen Couttts and Timo Jokela, Bristoil, Intellect Books, 2008, pp. 51-61 [reprinted from International Journal of Art & Design Education, vol. 17, 1]

Cities & Cultures, London, Routledge, 2007

‘Interruptions: testing the Rhetoric of Culturally Led Urban redevelopment’ Culture-Led Regeneration, ed Ronan Padison and Steven Miles, London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 48-70 [reprinted from Urban Studies, vol. 42, 5/6, 2005]

‘Geographies of Art and Environment’, Social & Cultural Geography, vol. 7, 6, pp. 987-994, 2007

‘The Culture Industries: Symbolic Economies and Critical Practices’ Social Analysis, vol. 51, 1, 2007, pp. 13-27

‘Interrupting the public realm: performative excursions’ Research in Drama Education, vol. 12, 1, 15-26, 2007

‘Utopias of Mud?  Hassan Fathy and Alternative Modernism’ Space and Culture, vol. 9, 2, 2006, pp. 115-139

‘‘Interruptions: testing the Rhetoric of Culturally Led Urban redevelopment’ Urban Studies, vol. 42, 5/6, 2005, pp. 889-912

‘Post-Modernism and the Art Curriculum: a New Subjectivity’, Art Education and the Postmodern World ed Tom Hardy, Bristol, Intellect Books, 2006, pp. 91-98 [reprinted from International Journal of Art & Design Education, vol. 18, 1, 1999]

‘No Violence for Posters’ Speaking & Listening [Transmission symposium series, 5] ed Sharon Kivland, Jaspar Joseph-Lester and Emma Cocker, Sheffield, Site Gallery, 2006, pp. 139-150

‘Garden Cities and City Gardens’, Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolitan, ed. David Bell and Mark Jayne, London, Routledge, 2006, pp.135-150)

New Practices, New Pedagogies: a reader [ed] London, Routledge, 2005

Interventions, ed with T Hall. Bristol, Intellect Books, 2005

Urban Avant-Gardes: art, architecture and change, London, Routledge, 2004

Consuming Cities, co-authored with Steven Miles, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2004

‘Drawn and Quartered: El Raval and the Haussmannization of Barcelona’ City of Quarters: Urban Villages in the Contemporary City, ed David Bell and Mark Jayne, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004, pp. 37-55

Urban Futures: critical commentaries on shaping the city, ed. With Tim Hall, London, Routledge, 2003

The City Cultures Reader 2nd edition, ed with Tim Hall and Iain Borden, London, Routledge, 2003

Cultures and Settlements, ed with Nicola Kirkham, Bristol, Intellect Books, 2003

‘Wish You Were Here’, Urban Visions: Experiencing and Envisioning the City, ed Steven Spier, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2002, pp. 127-148

‘Breaking the Circles of Uncertainty’ Journal of Visual Art Practice, vol. 2, 1, 2002, pp. 18-25

‘Picking Up Stones: Design Research and Urban Settlement’, Design Isues, vol. 17, 2, 2002

‘Seeing Through Place: local approaches to global problems’, Recoveries and Reclamations, ed Judith Rugg and Daniel Hinchcliffe, Bristol, Intellect Books, 2002, pp. 77-89

‘Ghostly Pasts, Spectral Futures’ Space and Culture, 11/12, 2001, pp. 106-122

The Uses of Decoration: essays in the architectural everyday, Chichester, Wiley, 2000

‘After the Public realm: Spaces of Representation, Transition and Plurality’ International Journal of Art & Design Education, vol. 19, 3, pp. 248-252, 2000

‘Living Lightly on the Earth’, Non-Plan: essays on freedom, participation and change in modern architecture and urbanism, ed Jonathan Hughes and Simon Sadler, Oxford, Architectural Press, 2000, pp. 198-209

‘Public and Envirtonmental Art’, Design Professionals and the Built Environment, ed Paul Knox and Peter Ozolins, Chichester, Wiley, 2000, pp. 273-280

‘Vistas of the Post-Industrial City’, Locality, Regeneration and Diversities, ed Sarah Bennett and John Butler, Bristol, Intellect Books, 2000, pp. 59-70

‘Café Extra: Culture, Representation and the everyday’ Beyond the Museum: Art, Institutions, People, ed Ian Cole and Nick Stanley, Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, pp. 30-37

‘Public art, urban space and democracy’, Urban Design, 76, 2000, pp. 20-22

‘Things, Selves and Others’, Collectors’ Items, [catalogue, Kate Salway], London, Wilderness Editions

‘@Bristol’, Public Art Journal. Vol. 1, 4, 2000, pp. 55-56

‘Selling Orchids: The Political Economy of Art in Urban Design’ European Journal of Arts Education, vol. 2, 3, 2000, pp. 37-44

‘Post-Modernism and the Art Curriculum: a New Subjectivity’  International Journal of Art & Design Education, vol. 18, 1, pp. 27-32, 1999

‘Art, Theory & Utopia’ Point, 7, 1999, pp.44-47

‘Visions of Utopia’, Public Art Journal, vol. 1, 2, 1999, pp. 50-51

‘Art in Seen & Unseen: context and evaluation’, Quaking Houses: Art, Science and the Community, ed Penny Kemp and John Griffiths, Oxford, Jon Carpenter, 1999, pp. 119-132

‘Strategies for the Convivial City: A New agenda for education for the Built Environment’ International Journal of Art & Design Education, vol. 17, 1, pp. 217-26, 1998

‘A Game of Appearances – public art and urban development’, in The Entrepreneurial City, ed Tim Hall and Phil Hubbard, Chichester, Wiley, 1998

‘Something Unknown Must be Eaten or Drunk’ Point, 5, 1998, pp. 4-9

Art, Space and the City, London, Routledge, 1997

‘Another Hero? Public Art and the Gendered City’ Parallax, 5, 1997, pp. 125-136

‘Urban Futures: emancipation, Aesthetics and the Public Interest’, Obscure Objects of Desire: reviewing the crafts in the twentieth century, ed Tanya Harad, London, Crafts Council, 1997, pp. 186-193

‘The tree of Learning: a culture for patient-centred care’, The Arts in Healthcare: a palette of possibilities, ed Charles Kaye and Tony Blee, London, Jessica Kingsley, 1997, pp. 267-275

‘Imaginative Interventions: art and craft in urban design’ International Journal of Urban Design, vol. 1. 1, 1996, pp. 81-88

‘The Stagnant and the Living Waters’, Developing the Visual Arts, ed Eric Moody, London, City University, 1994, pp. 14-21

Art for Public Places, [ed] Winchester, Winchester School of Art Press, 1989



‘’Where Now? After the Creative City’ Changing Metropolis II, ed Marie Viltoft Polli, Copenhagen, Copenhagen International Theatre, 2012, pp. 30-37

‘Society as a Work of Art: Herbert Marcuse and Joseph Beuys in a period of Hope’, Utopia & Contemporary Art, ed Christian Gether, Stine Hoholt and Marie Lauberg, Copenhagen, Arken Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012, pp. 69-79

‘Aesthetics in a Time of emergency’, Art Incorporated, ed Sabine Nielsen and Christine Buhl Andersen, Koge, Koge Art Museum, 2009, pp. 32-45



‘Disaster Movie or New Jerusalem? Alternative urban scenarios for the 21st century, Alue ja Ymparisto, 37, pp. 5-15, 2008



‘Hope’s Wreck: international modernism reconsidered’ Bauhaus and the City: A Contested Heritage for a Challenging Future, ed Laura Colini and Frank Eckardt, Wurzburg, Koningshausen & Neumann, 2011, pp. 153-162

‘An Actually-Existing Public Sphere’ The Knot [project publication] ed Markus Bader, Oliver Bauman, Kuba Szreder, Raluca Vionea and Katharina Koch, Berlin, Jovis Verlag, 2011, pp. 147-150

‘Trajectories and the Time of everyday Life’ Koca Inn [project p[ublication] ed Daniela Brasil, Weimar, Revolver Publishing, 2009, pp. 316-325

‘Society as a Work of Art?’ Zeutschrift fur kritische Theorie, 22/23, 2006, pp. 223-240

‘Consuming Culture: Affluence and Social Space in the New Barcelona’, The European City in Transition, ed Frank Eckardt, Weimar, Bauhaus University, 2003, pp.229-238



Neoliberaliuju miesto viziju sauleydis ir urbanistinio atsainaujinimo viltys’ [interview by Almanto Samalaviciaus], Salmanlaviciaus, A., ed., Nelaisves formos, Vilnius, Kulturus braai, 2014, pp. 113-124 [in Lithuanian]

Neoliberaliuju Miesto Viziju Saulelydis ir Urbanistinio Atsinaujinimo Viltys’ [interview by Almantas Samalavicius], Kulturos Barai, 2, 2013, pp. 2-7 [in Lithuanian]

‘Remembering the Unrememberable: the Harburg Monument Against Fascism’ Meno Istorija jr kritika, 6, 2010, pp. 63-71

‘Appropriating the ex-Cold War’ Meno Istorija jr kritika, 3, 2007, pp. 168-174

‘Dislocations: black lines, white noise, a teeming universe’ in Tube ed. Mark Orange, Laura Rutkute and Laima Kreivyte, Vilnius, 2009 [Venice biennale publication]



[interview, in Portuguese] arqa, Mar/Apr 2011, pp. 32-34

‘Displaced Monuments and Public Spheres’, Luzboa, Lisboa Inventada pela Luz, [project catalogue] ed Mario Caeiro, Lisbon, Luzboa, 2006, pp. 276-279

‘Un tempo de desassossego’ Luzboa, A arte da luz em lisboa [project catalogue] ed Mario Caeiro, Lisbon, Luzboa, 2005, pp. 41-49

‘Culture, Development and Liberation’, :isboa capital do nada [project catalogue] ed Mario Caeiro, Lisbon, Extra]muros[, 2001, pp. 339-349 [parallel text Eng. Port.]

‘Depois do domino publico: espacos de representacao, transicao e pluralitade’, O Espaco Publico e a Interdisciplinaridade, ed. Pedro Brandao and Antoni Remesar, Lisbon, Centro Portugues de Design, 2000, pp. 98-105 [parallel text Eng. Port.]

Para Alem do Espaco Publico, Lisbon, Agua Forte, 2000


South Korea

‘Parks, Utopias, Art’, Busan Biennale 2008 / Busan Sculpture Project – Avant Garden [biennale catalogue] ed Hyungtak Jung, Busan, Busan Biennale, 2008, pp. 240-246

Art, Space and the City [Korean trans.] Seoul, Hakgojae Publishing, 2000



‘La reinterpretacion critica del arte public y las utopias urbanas Arte Publico Hoy [papers, International Congress of Art Critics], Valladolid, AECA, 2009, pp. 195-204

 ‘The End of Utopia? Re-reading Marcuse’ Utopia and Utopianism, 3, 2009, pp. 53-66

‘Uno olympiada cultural: el Forum Universal de las Culturas 2004’ La Metacuidad: Barcelona ed Monica Degen and Marisol Garcia, Barcelona, Anthropos, 2008, pp. 65-82

Legibility and Liveability: a critique’, Perspectivas Urbanas, 5, 2004, pp. 7-20

Cuitats Convivencias’ [trans,. Extract from Art, Space and the City, 1997], Interferences: context local > espais reals, ed. Pilar Bonet and Marti Peran, Barcelona, Centre de Cultura Contemporania Barcelona, 2002, pp. 46-61



Aesthetics and Engagement: interested interventions’, Ecological Aesthetics – Art in Environmental Design: Theory and Practice, ed Heike Strelow, Basel, Birkhauser, 2004, pp. 202-207



Art, Space and the City [Chinese trans.] Chuanhsing Publishing, 2000



‘Metabolism@ A Japanese Modernism’, Journal of Cultural Politics, 9, 1, pp. 70-85, 2012

 ‘Art, Space and Publicity’, ed. Harper, G. and Moyer, T., Artists Reclaim the Commons: New Works, New Territories, New Publics, Chicago, ISC Press, 2013, pp. 22-26

‘Critical Spaces: Monuments and Changes’ The Practice of Public Art, ed Cameron Cartiere and Shelley Willis, New York, Routledge, 2008, pp. 66-90

‘A Green aesthetic: After Kant the Deluge’ Grioundworks [exhibition catalogue] ed Grant Kester, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005, pp. 68-79

‘Millennial Thinking’, Public Art Review, vol. 11, 1, 1999, pp. 14-19

[extract from] Art, Space and the City, 1997, Public Art Review, vol. 10, 1, 1998, p. 22