Urban and Regional Planning Track
Tal Feder is a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and a lecturer at the Department of Culture, Creativity, and Production at Sapir Academic College. His current research studies cultural justice and cultural equality from a spatial perspective.
He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Haifa in a joint program with Humboldt University, Berlin. In 2020, he was an Israel Science Foundation (ISF) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Cultural Affairs in Indiana University, and in 2021 a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sheffield on a research project studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the art world, access to art and cultural policy.
His research interests are cultural policy, sociology of art and culture, and quantitative research methods. Tal has taught courses on cultural policy and sociology of culture and art in several academic institutions in Israel and in NGOs dedicated to social activism through art. His paper “Normative justification for public arts funding” was published in the journal SocioEconomic Review and received the 2019 Guttman award for best sociology paper from the Israeli Sociological Association.