Collaborative challenges : Negotiating the complicities of socially engaged art within an era of neoliberal urbanism. / Sachs Olsen, Cecilie.

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 273-293.

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In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 273-293.

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Sachs Olsen, Cecilie. / Collaborative challenges : Negotiating the complicities of socially engaged art within an era of neoliberal urbanism. In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2018 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 273-293.

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