Julia Tulke

Publications and Presentations


  • “Visual Encounters with Crisis and Austerity: Reflections on the Cultural Politics of Contemporary Street Art in Athens.” In Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity, edited by Dimitris Tziovas. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017.
  • “Street Art and Graffiti in Athens: A Living Archive of Crisis.” Blackstreets Journal for Urban Art 2 (2016).
  • “Tales of Crisis from the Walls of Athens: An Exploration of Urban Austerity Through the Cultural Practice of Street Art.” In Urban Austerity: Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Cities in Europe, edited by Barbara Schönig and Sebastian Schipper, 257–70. Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2016.
  • "Tales of Crisis from the Walls of Athens. An Exploration of Urban Austerity through the Cultural Practice of Street Art" in: Urban Austerity. Impacts of the global financial crisis on cities in Europe. eds. Sebastian Schippper and Barbara Schönig (in press, forthcoming 2016)
  • “Aesthetics of Crisis. Street Art, Austerity Urbanism and the Right to the City.” In Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity 2014 International Conference, edited by Pedro Soares Neves and Daniela V. de Freitas Simões, 102-8. Lisbon: Universidade de Lisboa, 2014.
  • “Aesthetics of Crisis. Notes on the Athenian Street Art Scene.” Form Design Magazine 254 (2014).
  • “Feeling the Crisis. Beobachtungen zu Emotion, Krise und Protest auf den Straßen Athens.” Cargo – Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 33 (2013)
  • “Welcome to Athens. Ein Photoessay zur Ästhetik der Krise.“ Sub\urban. Zeitschrift für kritische Stadtforschung 1 no. 2 (2013). http://www.zeitschrift-suburban.de/sys/index.php/suburban/article/view/84/124
  • “Gesprühte Angst vor der Zukunft“ (Interview) Jetzt/Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 21, 2013. http://www.jetzt.de/jetztgedruckt/gespruehte-angst-vor-der-zukunft-574812

Presentations, Talks, and Summer Schools

  • Invited Speaker: "Crisis, Aesthetics, Subjectivities: The Performative Politics of Street Art in Athens." Workshop Subaltern Spaces, Free University Berlin, June 2017.
  • Invited Speaker: "Figuring Crisis: Street Art, Bodies, Poetics." Survival Second Public Art Festival, Athens, Greece, May 2017.
  • Conference Presentation: "Visual and Performative Protest Repertoires: Aesthetics of Crisis," Everyday Revolutions in Southern and Eastern Europe, Univerisity of Manchester, UK, May 2017. 
  • Keynote Talk: "Aesthetics of Crisis and the Political Imagination," Second International Workshop on Visual Methods for Doctoral Students, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, March 2017.
  • Invited Talk: "Die Ästhetik der Krise. Politische Street Art in Athen im Kontext von Krise und Austerität," Lecture Series Leben in Zeiten der multiplen Krise, University of Kassel, Germany, December 2015
  • Invited Speaker: “Visual Encounters with Crisis and Austerity: Reflections on the Cultural Politics of Contemporary Street Art in Athens” Workshop Greece in Crisis. Culture and the Politics of Austerity, hosted by the Networking Project “The Cultural Politics of the Greek Crisis” University of Birmingham, UK, May 2015
  • Conference Presentation: “Austerity Urbanism and Insurgent Creativity. Tales of Crisis from the Streets of Athens,” Urban Austerity. Impacts of the global financial crisis on cities in Europe, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany, December 2014
  • Marie Jahoda Summer School of Urban Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, July 2014
  • Conference Presentation “Aesthetics of Crisis. Street Art, Austerity Urbanism and the​ ​Right to the City,” Urban Creativity and Street Art, University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2014
  • Conference Presentation: “A Tale of Morality and Debt. Exploring German Exceptionalism in the European Economic Crisis,” States of Exceptionalism. Globalization, Difference, Power, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany, May 2014
  • Invited Talk: “Ästhetiken der Krise. Eine Ethnographie zu politischer Street Art in Athen.” Lecture Series Verortungen. Ethnologie in Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit, Werkstatt Ethnologie e.V., Berlin, Germany, March 2014
  • MA Thesis Presentation “Aesthetics of Crisis. Political Street Art in Athens in the Context of the Crisis,” Graduate Conference of the Georg Simmel Zentrum für Metropolenforschung Berlin, Germany, January 2014
  • Presentation: “Representations of Europe in Athenian Street Art,” Teaching the Crisis Summer School, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, September 2013
  • Conference Presentation: “Aesthetics of Crisis. Observations from the Greek Streets.” Uneven Development. Geographies of Crisis, Spaces of Resistance, Association for Critical Social Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, June 2013.

Teaching, Exhibitions, and Curatorial Experience

  • "Beyond Banksy: A Critical Introduction to the Study of Street Art and Graffiti," University of Rochester, Summer 2017
  • Exhibition: “Aesthetics of Crisis” Founders Hall Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, March/April 2017.
  • Photo Contribution: “The street is my gallery” National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, USA, May – October 2015.
  • Co-Curation: “Athens Berlin Caen – A Transeuropean Dialogue on the Crisis” R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, Berlin, Germany, March 2015.
  • Photo Contribution: ART Lounge: Club der Europäischen Versager, Koerber Foundation, Hamburg, Germany, September 2014.
  • Curation: Research Exhibition “Aesthetics of Crisis” R. Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, Berlin, Germany, July 2013.

Fellowships, Grants and Awards

  • Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship, 2017-19
  • University of Rochester Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Fellowship, 2015-17
  • University of Rochester Slattery Fellowship, 2015-17
  • German Academic Exchange Service PROMOS, Research Mobility Grant, 2013
  • ERASMUS Study Abroad Grant, University of Leiden, Netherlands, 2009-10