- PhD, Geography, King's College London / National University of Singapore (Jointly)
- MA, Urban Regeneration and Development, University of Manchester
- BS, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
Dr. Jason Luger is an urban geographer with research interests focusing on global urban social movements and activism, art geographies, urban political economy, the interplay between material and digital space, and economic development. He is also a planning consultant/practitioner, with global experience in the public and private sectors in economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Jason is also teaching in the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley, and has previously offered courses in urban studies and planning at the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. Before relocating to the Bay Area, Jason offered courses on global cities in the UK / US Fulbright Summer Institute at King's College London.
Jason is the co-editor of the volume Art and the City: Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape (2017), and his research has been featured in academic journals such as CITY, Antipode, Geoforum, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Media and Culture. He is an assistant editor at the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies.
His doctoral thesis (2016) involved field research in Singapore from 2012-2015, and explored issues of authoritarian state-society relations; the creative economy, and the production of art-space in a quasi-democratic environment.
- Courses Taught
CYPLAN110 Introduction to City Planning (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018)
CYPLAN 118 The Urban Community (Spring and Summer 2018)
CYPLAN 291 Populism, Art and the City (with Angela Marino), (Spring 2018)
- Selected Publications
Art and the City: Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape (Routledge, 2017, co-edited with Julie Ren)
When the creative class strikes back: state-led creativity and its discontents, Geoforum, (2017)
New South, 'New Athens?' Angels, mobilities and myths, The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (2017)
But I'm just an artist? Intersections, identity, meaning, and context, Antipode, (2017)
Singaporean 'spaces of hope': activist geographies in the City-State, CITY (2016)
Comparative Urbanism and the Asian City: Implications for research and theory (with Julie Ren), International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (2015)
Creative Singapore, Paradoxes and Possibilities: The Geographies of Cultural Activism in an Authoritarian City-State. PhD Thesis, King's College London and the National University of Singapore (2016)