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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AAPG Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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American Journal of Engineering Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Analele Universitatii Ovidius Constanta - Seria Chimie     Open Access  
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applicable Analysis: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Catalysis A: General     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Applied Clay Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Applied Physics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Foundry Engineering     Open Access  
Archives of Thermodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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ASEE Prism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Asian Engineering Review     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Applied Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Current Engineering & Maths     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
at - Automatisierungstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ATZagenda     Hybrid Journal  
ATZextra worldwide     Hybrid Journal  
Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Avances en Ciencias e Ingeniería     Open Access  
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Batteries     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BER : Manufacturing Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Motor Trade Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Retail Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Retail Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Manufacturing : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Retail : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biofuels Engineering     Open Access  
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomaterials Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Engineering Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Microdevices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biomedizinische Technik - Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Biomicrofluidics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BioNanoMaterials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Boletin Cientifico Tecnico INIMET     Open Access  
Botswana Journal of Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Boundary Value Problems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory     Hybrid Journal  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
Calphad     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Geotechnical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catalysis Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Catalysis Science and Technology     Free   (Followers: 7)
Catalysis Surveys from Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CFD Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Ingenieria Neogranadina     Open Access  
Ciencia en su PC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Cientifica     Open Access  
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Clay Minerals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clean Air Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Coal Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Coastal Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Coastal Engineering Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Coatings     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cogent Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Color Research & Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Communications Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Composite Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 265)
Composites Part A : Applied Science and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 188)
Composites Part B : Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 278)
Composites Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 182)
Comptes Rendus Mécanique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Computation     Open Access  
Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Computers and Electronics in Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Computers and Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Conciencia Tecnologica     Open Access  
Concurrent Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Control and Dynamic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Control Engineering Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Control Theory and Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Corrosion Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
CT&F Ciencia, Tecnologia y Futuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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  • Repurposing the High Line: Aesthetic experience and contradiction in West
           Chelsea
    • Authors: Julia Rothenberg; Steve Lang
      Pages: 1 - 12
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 9
      Author(s): Julia Rothenberg, Steve Lang
      New forms of urban development harness aesthetic experience in order to secure, legitimate and reproduce class inequality and social exclusion. Our research on the repurposed elevated rail tracks that form the base of the High Line Park (HLP) and nearby development in New York City's West Chelsea neighborhood investigates one instance of urban aestheticization processes and their contradictions. Drawing on a variety of ethnographic, textual and photographic sources, we analyze how aesthetic components of the landscape shape the social interaction that occurs in and through these spaces; the manner in which the views from the HLP orchestrate visitors' perception of the city; how choices made about what to preserve and what to obscure from the industrial past shape our understanding of history and how new additions to the site such as plantings, public art, and amphitheaters communicate to visitors how they are to interact with each other, who “belongs,” who to fear and with whom to identify. We also explore how design occludes an understanding of the material phenomen a that undergird the neighborhood's transformation and the low-income residents who continue to share the neighborhood with the new urban elite.

      PubDate: 2017-07-02T19:12:55Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.10.001
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2017)
       
  • Film-induced pilgrimage and contested heritage space in Taipei City
    • Authors: Fuwei Chen; Christopher Mele
      Pages: 31 - 38
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 9
      Author(s): Fuwei Chen, Christopher Mele
      This article examines the effects of film-induced pilgrimages on a specific, often contested aspect of urban place production – the designation of heritage space, a process rooted in the local landscape, architecture, people, artifacts, traditions and stories that render a location culturally and historically significant. In particular, this article examines how film-induced pilgrimages create destination places which, in turn, influence and alter longstanding political struggles over heritage meaning among local residents, preservationists and government agencies. The effect of unanticipated cultural forces, such as film-induced pilgrimages, is rarely politically impartial; rather, a place's destination status may be used and responded to strategically by local stakeholders in support of their conflicting claims over heritage production.

      PubDate: 2017-07-02T19:12:55Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.02.001
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2017)
       
  • Macro level characterization of Historic Urban Landscape: Case study of
           Alwar walled city
    • Authors: Mani Dhingra; Manoj Kumar Singh; Subrata Chattopadhyay
      Pages: 39 - 53
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 9
      Author(s): Mani Dhingra, Manoj Kumar Singh, Subrata Chattopadhyay
      Globally, old and historic settlements exhibit efficient urban planning in terms of compactness, walkability, energy efficiency and social cohesiveness. However, with the passage of time, usually a city's old settlements undergo numerous socio-economic and physical transformations leading to an urban chaos. The walled city of Alwar in the state of Rajasthan is selected as a representative case study of a medium-sized historic city with a rich cultural past. Alwar is one of the regional priority towns in National Capital Region Plan-2021 of Government of India and is proposed to be an important magnetic centre for the region. The walled city area and its old neighbourhoods portray unique features of a Historic Urban Landscape (HUL). The study identifies the core urban elements of its HUL and Arc Map-10.1 is used to spatially map characteristics of its old neighbourhoods, commercial areas, road network, open spaces and intangible heritage. Figure Ground Analysis and Development Trends Analysis are carried out based on primary surveys, reveal changing housing needs and economic requirements. The study concludes that the traditional residential culture of mohallas and chowks and their rich heritage should be included in the development plans of government with a focus on community-based regeneration rather than tourism alone. This may ensure a socio-economic and environmental sustainability in the long run for such historic settlements.

      PubDate: 2017-07-02T19:12:55Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.10.001
      Issue No: Vol. 9 (2017)
       
  • Smart cities and urban data platforms: Designing interfaces for smart
           governance
    • Authors: Sarah Barns
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 November 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Sarah Barns
      The proliferation of smart city policies worldwide in recent years has seen digital infrastructure, urban data and software design play increasingly central roles in the contemporary governance of the city. This article addresses the role of urban data platforms in supporting the delivery of smart city initiatives by city governments, with a view to establishing a typology for effective strategic investments in urban data interfaces aligned to governance objectives. Drawing on a range of different interfaces and approaches, the article discusses the proliferation of urban data platforms through a set of distinct functions and typologies. The discussion aims to position urban data platforms as key sites for the development of new governance models for smart cities, and forums in which decision-makers, researchers, urbanists and technologists seek to test the potentials and pitfalls of data-driven methodologies in addressing a range of contemporary urban challenges.

      PubDate: 2017-11-17T16:48:48Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.09.006
       
  • Toward understanding creative placemaking in a socio-political context
    • Authors: Ryan Salzman; Marisa Yerace
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 November 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Ryan Salzman, Marisa Yerace
      The 21st century has been witness to significant changes in technology and individual behavior, yet despite those changes we still look to traditional forms of political engagement to explain contemporary political phenomena. This project explores a new form of associational behavior: creative placemaking. Driven by the work of urban and community planners, creative placemaking seeks to activate a public-facing space through the deliberate actions of people in a built environment. With interviews of 24 individuals in the greater Cincinnati area we explore the nature of creative placemaking using the tools of social science. Our inquiry is focused on distilling how these individuals define placemaking and the outcomes and implications of that behavior. Interviewees consistently highlight goal-oriented placemaking and projects deemed “authentic” for the neighborhoods of focus with significant emphasis placed on participation, connections, and pride in one's community. Our study also finds that placemaking is not an exclusively urban phenomenon, with placemaking events taking place well outside Cincinnati's urban counties. And while policy can be a roadblock for placemaking, it is not insurmountable. In sum, this project begins to answer important research questions about engagement in the 21st century while elucidating a robust research agenda.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T16:01:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.10.004
       
  • Smart cities and digital workplace culture in the global European context:
           Amsterdam, London and Paris
    • Authors: Michelangelo Vallicelli
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 November 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Michelangelo Vallicelli
      Until recently, knowledge-intensive work activities have predominantly taken place in office buildings as a specialized form of economic infrastructure. New digital technologies together with an economic and organizational transition from closed firms to open platforms has changed the pattern of work within the modern metropolis. The office building is no longer the sole workplace typology and work activity has intensified in other urban locations. The questions then are: "How might smart cities reinterpret workplace culture at the urban scale outside the framework of office buildings typology'" and "Which tools and methodologies can be used to make digital workplace culture visible at the urban scale'" In order to answer these questions, workplaces are observed not as private architectural spaces but as compositions of "subjective urban experiences". A Twitter data analysis provides evidence of workplace spatial culture within the innovative global cities of Amsterdam, London and Paris, interpreted as behavior settings. This analysis shows that office pattern locations are generally distributed independently to knowledge intensive business services and workplace demand, as expressed through social media analyses. In addition to office buildings, transit hubs, urban amenities and new digital services play a key role in reframing workplace location. Moving beyond generic visions for digital work in outer spaces, big data therefore provides specific insights and incentives for considering workplace design at the urban scale.

      PubDate: 2017-11-09T16:01:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.10.001
       
  • Culture in sustainable urban development: Practices and policies for
           spaces of possibility and institutional innovations
    • Authors: Sacha Kagan; Antoniya Hauerwaas; Verena Holz; Patricia Wedler
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Sacha Kagan, Antoniya Hauerwaas, Verena Holz, Patricia Wedler
      This article contributes to an exploration of the relations between culture and policies for sustainable development in cities. It discusses the potentials to advance a cultural approach to sustainable urban development by enabling urban “spaces of possibility”, relating them to institutional (social, cultural, and political) innovations. Based on empirical research in the two cities of Hamburg and Hanover, the article examines the relations between four selected cases of cultural actors/initiatives and the differing policies of the two cities, pointing at the seized or missed opportunities for innovative forms of transversal partnerships through a culturally sensitive urban policy.

      PubDate: 2017-10-18T17:08:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.09.005
       
  • Meditations on the ‘wrong place’: Europe in Africa; Africa in
           Europe
    • Authors: Milia Lorraine Khoury
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 September 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Milia Lorraine Khoury
      From the cartographer to the artist, the practice of map-making has largely resulted in a visual output, that of the map. The following article will present the work of art practitioners, specifically the art photographers Svea Josephy (1969 - ) and Omar Victor Diop (1980 - ), as an illustration of the visual mapping of a migrant culture/ diaspora and the transportation of a place and culture from Europe to Africa and Africa to Europe. The premise of the article being that there are many Africas and Europes, as there are pockets of ‘Africa in Europe’ and ‘Europe in Africa’. Thus, ultimately both Africa and Europe exist at times philosophically in the ‘wrong place’. The art historian Miwon Kwon outlines her concept of the ‘wrong place’ in her essay ‘The Wrong Place’ (2004, p. 29 - 41). This theory will be used as an entry into the discussion in the article.

      PubDate: 2017-09-27T14:42:36Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.09.002
       
  • Mapping the outcomes of a school-based cultural programme
    • Authors: Marie Briguglio; Adrian Debattista
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 September 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Marie Briguglio, Adrian Debattista
      This study maps the first three years of operation of a cultural programme which supported school-based creativity projects in Malta. Over the period under evaluation, the "Kreattiv" programme funded 54 projects to the tune of some 4300 euro per project. Some 5400 students actively participated for an average duration of 7 months. Unpacking these averages reveals interesting variations in the projects, the inputs and investment made and, particularly in the outputs and benefits delivered. The study delivers the first research-based evidence for the effectiveness of the programme, providing some insights as to which factors may have been instrumental in achieving such a result. A number of methodological recommendations are made, focusing on data collection processes, so as to improve the rigour of future impact evaluations and, ultimately, so as to boost the net positive impacts of future editions of this, and similar, cultua2ral programmes.

      PubDate: 2017-09-27T14:42:36Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.09.001
       
  • IFC (Editorial Board)
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 10


      PubDate: 2017-09-20T14:06:27Z
       
  • Sense(s) of the city: Cultural mapping in Porto, Portugal
    • Authors: Jelena
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 September 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Jelena Savić
      The elusive notion of sense of place and the possible ways it may be researched in a contemporary city are the central themes of this article. Sense of place has been in the focus of attention of heritage, space and place-related scientists, such as cultural geographers, planners and architects, since 1970s. That was the epoch of revival of researchers' interest for the places' character in diverse fields of study dealing with cities. The argument related to the sense of place revolves around several principal ideas: that history and meaning are the defining characteristics of a place; that there is an interdependence of senses and meanings, embodied in the sense of place; and that it is needed to acknowledge the perspective of the people who give sense and meaning to a place. How can cultural mapping be used to address these issues and grasp the sense(s) of contemporary city' This was explored through a series of workshops conducted with artists and citizens as a part of case study of the sense(s) of Porto.

      PubDate: 2017-09-14T18:35:27Z
       
  • Changing urban identities on a discursive map
    • Authors: Annamari Huovinen; Eija Timonen; Tomi Leino; Tuuli Seppälä
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 September 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Annamari Huovinen, Eija Timonen, Tomi Leino, Tuuli Seppälä
      In this article, we look at changing urban place identities in four neighbourhoods in the Helsinki city area that are connected by the tram line number eight. The aim of our study is to present how place identity can be described as a cultural, discursive map that shows what kind of values, attitudes and ideologies are used when building urban place identities, and how people link different meanings to certain urban areas, based on their experiences and memories. The theoretical framework of the study draws from cultural mapping theory and literature on place identity. The empirical part consists of citizen interviews and diaries left to be filled up at tram stops. The construction of place identity is elaborated through three themes depicted in the empirical materials: home, nature and community. Our methodology is based on discourse analysis, and the research is part of the field of human geography and urban studies. We introduce a methodological tool: discursive mapping. It shows how different historical and societal layers are manifested in place identities. We also bring a new concept to the field: neighbourhooding, a process where neighbourhood identities are produced. The study sheds light to certain distinctive and unique neighbourhood identities and creates awareness of local histories. The research is a co-project withthe City of Helsinki.

      PubDate: 2017-09-08T18:33:31Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.08.002
       
  • Making the city smart from the grassroots up: The sustainable food
           networks of Bristol
    • Authors: Matthew Reed; Daniel Keech
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 July 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Matthew Reed, Daniel Keech
      Smart cities are known for their top-down focus on technology. This paper argues that emergent aspects of food policy in the UK can be understood as a social movement, which sustains development by way of bottom-up, horizontal networks of urban groups, and business associations. It suggests that as platforms of food provision, such on-line food networks offer a counter-point to top-down smart city development predicated on high-tech infrastructure. Such complex arrangements demonstrate how the city needs to be understood as a networked field of action, not simply an administratively bounded construction. Within the field of action movements emerge, whose activism is successful in influencing policymaking, and in shaping the municipal strategies assembled to build the regional structure of food provision. The caveat this paper highlights is that, although successful in influencing policy and municipal strategies, the activism of these movements has not been as effective as might have been anticipated from such a democratic impulse. This lack reflects the limited power of cities in the UK over the structure of food provision, but also the troubled extension of public participation into a territory marked by corporate and agricultural policy. The paper bases its claims about the nature of urban food policies in cities on a case study of networks in Bristol, including interviews with key activists, analysis social media networks and documents. The evidence supports claims that urban food developments represent a form of social movement, whose activism is democratic in its attempts to be both sustainable and inclusive.

      PubDate: 2017-08-03T17:16:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.07.001
       
  • SMLXL: Scaling the smart city, from metropolis to individual
    • Authors: Nicole Gardner; Luke Hespanhol
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 July 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Nicole Gardner, Luke Hespanhol
      The ‘smart city’ is an oft-cited techno-urban imaginary promoted by businesses and governments alike. It thinks big, and is chiefly imagined in terms of large-scale information communications systems that hinge on the collection of real-time and so-called ‘big data’. Less talked about are the human-scale implications and user-experience of the smart city. Much of the current academic scholarship on smart cities offers synoptic and technical perspectives, leaving the users of smart systems curiously unaccounted for. While they purport to empower citizens, smart cities initiatives are rarely focused at the citizen-scale, nor do they necessarily attend to the ways initiatives can be user-led or co-designed. Drawing on the outcomes of a university studio, this article rethinks the smart city as a series of urban scales—metropolis, community, individual, and personal—and proposes an analytical model for classifying smart city initiatives in terms of engagement. Informed by the theory of proxemics, the model proposed analyses smart city initiatives in terms of the scope of their features and audience size; the actors accountable for their deployment and maintenance; their spatial reach; and the ability of design solutions to re-shape and adapt to different urban scenarios and precincts. We argue that the significance of this model lies in its potential to facilitate modes of thinking across and between scales in ways that can gauge the levels of involvement in the design of digitally mediated urban environments, and productively re-situate citizens as central to the design of smart city initiatives.

      PubDate: 2017-07-24T12:18:18Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.006
       
  • Design value in citizen's safety: Bogota City-Hall 1995–2003
    • Authors: Angélica Lascar Posada; María de los Ángeles González Pérez; Samira Kadamani; Juliette Ospina
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 July 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Angélica Lascar Posada, María de los Ángeles González Pérez, Samira Kadamani, Juliette Ospina
      Security has become a central issue in the governance of cities around the world. In the case of Bogota-Colombia, in the last 30 years the security policy has gone from prevention to crime control, with projects oriented to institutional strengthening, citizenship and public space. Under these policies, design has not been real influence. In this context it is necessary to analyze the design value from the different security initiatives of three of Bogota's most representative municipalities, and thus determine how the design intervened. This, as a starting point to understand which of this approaches contributed to the transformation of the public policies in security, and to determine the different fields of action in which Design could contribute to the government of the city. The analysis of these initiatives is based on three scenarios: institutional construction, organic construction and hybrid construction, which in turn are articulated to the value of design: utility, efficiency, experience and ideology. This paper concentrates in the municipalities of Antanas Mockus (1995–1997/2001–2003) and Enrique Peñalosa (1998–2001), emphasizing in the first the values of design of experience and ideology, while in the second is articulated to the value of efficiency.

      PubDate: 2017-07-12T17:16:23Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.003
       
  • Blending pop-up urbanism and participatory technologies: Challenges and
           opportunities for inclusive city making
    • Authors: Joel Fredericks; Luke Hespanhol; Callum Parker; Dawei Zhou; Martin Tomitsch
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 July 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Joel Fredericks, Luke Hespanhol, Callum Parker, Dawei Zhou, Martin Tomitsch
      This article investigates the use of participatory technologies for augmenting urban governance by giving citizens and local communities a voice in the city making process. We present a series of situated and temporary pop-up interventions deployed in public spaces that demonstrate the use of participatory technologies for engaging citizens in localised conversations. Through two field studies of digitally augmented pop-up interventions we discuss the value of various digital and analogue engagement channels and their effectiveness for allowing people to submit their views on various city making initiatives. We outline our design process and discuss the impacts of using multiple engagement channels to engage with a broader cross-section of society in the city making process. The article concludes on challenges and opportunities for digital placemaking strategies, and how such strategies can contribute to wider smart city initiatives.

      PubDate: 2017-07-12T17:16:23Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.005
       
  • Urban innovation through policy integration: Critical perspectives from
           100 smart cities mission in India
    • Authors: Sarbeswar Praharaj; Jung Hoon Han; Scott Hawken
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Sarbeswar Praharaj, Jung Hoon Han, Scott Hawken
      Smart cities commentary often highlights the technological and entrepreneurial aspects of the city. But, the dimensions of local policy and politics is surprisingly little debated. Mega cities in the rapidly urbanising economies develop a plethora of urban policies and plans cultivated by various state and local agencies. These are often overlapping or conflicting and as a result do not produce desired outcomes. Prospective smart cities tend to add a new layer of plan and devise extra institutional instrument in to this already complex environment. We challenge this idea of smart cities being another stand-alone initiative and explore how integration of plans and unification of smart city visions with the overarching city development goals can better support effective urban transformation and local innovation. This research addresses the complex planning and governance mechanisms in the world's fastest growing economy – India - which has initiated an ambitious mission to transform 100 urban areas across the country into “smart cities”. The federal program involves the provision of centrally devised guidelines for smart city development. These combined with local level policy and institutional initiatives in designated smart cities in India shape a multiplicity of policies and programs. A two-level case study is presented in this paper as a critical polemic on this policy landscape. Investigation along these lines provide opportunities for identification of underlying patterns and challenges of smart city developments in India. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for building sound smart city policy frameworks in emerging economies.

      PubDate: 2017-07-02T19:12:55Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.004
       
  • IFC (Editorial Board)
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 9


      PubDate: 2017-07-02T19:12:55Z
       
  • Food beyond the city – Analysing foodsheds and self-sufficiency for
           different food system scenarios in European metropolitan regions
    • Authors: Ingo Zasada; Ulrich Schmutz; Dirk Wascher; Moya Kneafsey; Stefano Corsi; Chiara Mazzocchi; Federica Monaco; Peter Boyce; Alexandra Doernberg; Guido Sali; Annette Piorr
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Ingo Zasada, Ulrich Schmutz, Dirk Wascher, Moya Kneafsey, Stefano Corsi, Chiara Mazzocchi, Federica Monaco, Peter Boyce, Alexandra Doernberg, Guido Sali, Annette Piorr
      The debate on urban resilience and metabolism has directed increasing attention to the ecological footprint of food consumption, self-sufficiency as a means of food security, and regionalisation of food systems for shortening supply chains. Recently, metropolitan regions have proposed food policies that aim to foster local food systems connected to their cities. Our research thus focused on the relationship between urban food demand and metropolitan land use. We have developed the Metropolitan Foodshed and Self-sufficiency Scenario (MFSS) model, which combines regional food consumption and agricultural production parameters in a data-driven approach to assess the spatial extent of foodsheds as well as the theoretical self-sufficiency of the communities they serve. The model differentiates between food groups, food production systems, levels of food loss and waste as well as food origin. With regard to future urban growth, we applied the model to current and future population projections. Results show substantial variations in the spatial extent of metropolitan foodsheds and self-sufficiency levels between the case study regions London, Berlin, Milan and Rotterdam, depending on population density and distribution, geographical factors and proximity to neighbouring urban agglomerations. The application of the model as a food planning tool offers a new perspective on the potential role of metropolitan regions for strengthening urban self-sufficiency. It also enables the ex-ante assessment of spatial consequences of changes within metropolitan food systems, on both demand and supply sides. In particular, we discuss possible dietary and consumption changes, but also production and supply chain alternatives.

      PubDate: 2017-06-16T19:01:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.002
       
  • An empirical research framework for the aesthetic appreciation of the
           urban environment
    • Authors: Keiko Makino
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Keiko Makino
      The present article aims to construct an empirical research framework for the aesthetic appreciation of the urban environment. By applying the concept of “environmental aesthetics” to “consumer aesthetics,” the present article remarks that urban environments are considered as aesthetic environments when they resemble natural environments. This article proposes an empirical research framework composed of two factors. The first factor is the similarity of the urban environment to the natural environment. This factor is classified into two categories: (1) assimilation into the natural environment and (2) natural change caused by the passage of time. The second factor is the consumer's relationship with the urban environment. This factor is also classified into two categories, borrowing the two terms of environmental aesthetics: (1) “engaged” and (2) “observational.” This article also discusses the research methods appropriate for this framework.

      PubDate: 2017-06-16T19:01:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.06.001
       
  • IFC (Editorial Board)
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 8


      PubDate: 2017-06-16T19:01:00Z
       
  • Knowing communities and the innovative capacity of cities
    • Authors: Ignasi Capdevila
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 June 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Ignasi Capdevila
      The aim of this paper is to emphasize the role that actors outside firms, especially communities, play in facilitating both the local and the global knowledge dynamics, thus contributing to the innovative and creative capacity of cities. The proposed community-based model complements the buzz-and-pipeline model (Bathelt, Malmberg, & Maskell, 2004; Maskell, Bathelt, & Malmberg, 2006) that claims that clusters of economic activity need both a rich “local buzz” and the creation of “global pipelines” with external actors to increase their innovative capacity. The paper argues that the knowledge transfer between distant similar communities is facilitated by the cognitive proximity that bonds members of knowing communities and that appears more determinant than geographic proximity. This community-based model is empirically illustrated by a three-case study on different knowing communities in Barcelona (of fabbers, coworkers and makers).

      PubDate: 2017-06-12T18:40:35Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.05.003
       
  • Ecuadorian artisanal production and its future projection from the
           Cultural and Creative Industries perspective (CCI)
    • Authors: Jorge Luis Santamaría Aguirre; Manuel Lecuona López
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 May 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Jorge Luis Santamaría Aguirre, Manuel Lecuona López
      Craftsmanship or artisanal production, like many other forms of expression of people and cultures, has enormous value in terms of history and means of production. This fact is appreciated, not only because products are created by skilled hands, but also because they can transmit history, customs and Experiences that introduce the user into a worldview of a country or region. These characteristics, along with the creativity of the artisan, establish artisanal production as one of the sectors that make the Cultural and Creative Industries; a sector considered to be a strategic driving force of developing nations; a fact that has led Ecuador to take its first steps towards its development.

      PubDate: 2017-05-28T10:55:39Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.05.002
       
  • Manufacturing and cultural production: Towards a progressive policy agenda
           for the cultural economy
    • Authors: Carl Grodach; Justin O'Connor; Chris Gibson
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 April 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Carl Grodach, Justin O'Connor, Chris Gibson
      Urban policy-makers have largely treated the cultural economy as either an appendage of a larger creative or knowledge-based economy or as a means of enhancing consumption. The result has been a focus on programs to attract highly educated and skilled professionals often at the expense of attention to workforce inequality, manual workers and skills, gentrification, and the displacement of small, independent manufacturing businesses. In the context of growing labour market inequality and deepening urban cultural schisms, this paper seeks to redirect urban and cultural policy toward a more progressive research and policy agenda centered on material cultural production. Our point of departure is to focus on the nascent intersection between the cultural economy and small manufacturing. This paper first provides a brief summary of the current approaches to urban policy and the cultural economy and the factors that have shaped policy decisions. Next, we discuss emerging attention around an alternative urban cultural policy agenda geared toward the cultural industries, small manufacturing, and craft-based production. Finally, we explore the relationships among cultural industries and small manufacturers and discuss the key research gaps and policy issues that will affect relationships and development oriented to cultural production and manufacturing at the city-region level.

      PubDate: 2017-05-03T15:31:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.04.003
       
  • Establishing a creative identity: Rebranding a creative space
    • Authors: Valerie Visanich; Toni Sant
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 April 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Valerie Visanich, Toni Sant
      Strategies on audience development have become central to cultural debates in Malta. Such interest stems partly from Malta's current low rate of participation in cultural events. While there has been a rising interest in analysing cultural consumption and audiences quantitatively, the modes of agency of cultural participants, who reflexively make sense of events differently, have received inadequate attention. This article tackles this gap by presenting empirical results of a recent qualitative study on audiences' reflexivity for the National Centre for Creativity in Valletta, Malta. The contribution of this article lies in the fact that it provides an epistemological understanding of the meanings and feelings of audiences for engagement, or lack of it, in cultural participation at the National Centre for Creativity in Malta. Results presented in this article were used as guiding frame in the process of rebranding this national Centre as a creative space in the capital city of Malta.

      PubDate: 2017-05-03T15:31:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.04.001
       
  • Sonic capital and independent urban music production: Analysing value
           creation and ‘trial and error’ in the digital age
    • Authors: Hans-Joachim Bürkner; Bastian Lange
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 April 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Hans-Joachim Bürkner, Bastian Lange
      Since not long ago independent urban music production was stirred up by digital change and dramatic shifts in music markets. Local scenes of producers, labels, clubs and DJs have been challenged to cope with new digital formats while keeping up balance with the requirements of musical style, local and global audiences, and urban embeddings of music production. It is the specific combination of pressure coming from disruptive music markets, emerging socio-technical and socio-cultural socialities, and technological options, which determines musicians moving. 'Trial and error' practices have become an appealing undertaking for some, as well as a last resort for others. For agents in scene-based music production this ambiguous challenge assumes a particular shape. The paper develops the concept of sonic capital to get analytical clue to scene-based value creation. It addresses a specific knowledge-based capacity acquired by professional agents and users/consumers to keep up with the co-evolution of musical styles, technology, markets and urban social environments. On the empirical basis of interviews with independent label owners, producers and DJs in the Techno and House scene of the city of Berlin, typical strategies are identified which relate to the task of gaining context-related knowledge, developing trial-and-error routines, and performing contingent turns in business concepts and creative procedures. By applying a modification of Bourdieuian notions of capital formation to shifts in the urban music business, the tangle of recent social, economic and spatial reallocations of value creation becomes more comprehensible.

      PubDate: 2017-04-25T20:50:54Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.04.002
       
  • Cultural heritage, sustainable development, and the impacts of craft
           breweries in Pennsylvania
    • Authors: Alison E. Feeney
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 March 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Alison E. Feeney
      Craft breweries are growing in Pennsylvania, and they are impacting the cultural landscape. The reinvention of the urban landscape, and the cultural heritage that is being preserved, is presented in this study through examining the location of 156 breweries in Pennsylvania and their reuse of pre-existing buildings. Several are located in buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and others have renovated unique buildings that create distinct characteristics in their establishments and local communities. One-third of the state's breweries are revitalizing “Main Street” and are supporting local downtowns, strengthening local economies and avoiding suburban, cookie-cutter development. In the larger cities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, revival of old warehouses and industrial buildings, from the mid-1800s through early 1900s, is renovating and promoting new life in areas that would otherwise be in decline. In addition, breweries preserve intangible culture by reiterating local legends and pass stories along to consumers in a family-dining atmosphere through the names of their beer and food items.

      PubDate: 2017-04-03T19:37:31Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.03.001
       
  • Children's evaluation of a computer-based technology used as a tool to
           communicate their ideas for the redevelopment of their schoolyard
    • Authors: Evangelia A. Polyzou; Konstantia Tamoutseli; Lazaros Sechidis
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 March 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Evangelia A. Polyzou, Konstantia Tamoutseli, Lazaros Sechidis
      A surge of interest in empowering children's participation in shaping their environment has led to the development of many participation methodologies. There is, however, little evidence of research data utilizing ICT as a tool for generating children's ideas through a decision making process which results in changes to their schoolyards. This paper presents an evaluation of an adapted drawing program (Tux Paint) that is used as a research tool in a complex participatory method by gathering primary school children's perspectives on development of their schoolyard environment. These changes were to be implemented through a collaborative project with the Department of Landscape Architecture of TEIEMT and the authority of Drama city, Greece. The participating children, ages 10–12, were asked to develop a vision for their schoolyard combining hand drawing plans and sketches utilizing the adapted Tux Paint software. They were the target focus group for the evaluation of the computer program and were asked to answer questionnaires regarding software efficacy, ease, and creative potential. Moreover, they were asked whether they simply enjoyed the experience of using the software and participated in interactive group sessions to discuss the degree of their satisfaction with their computer sketches. Chi-square or Fischer's exact tests were used to analyze the data. Gender and age were defined as variables influencing the evaluation. All the participating pupils valued the Tux Paint program as easy, quick, funny and an overall creative experience.

      PubDate: 2017-03-09T03:28:35Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.02.001
       
  • New horizons for culture, creativity and cities
    • Authors: Andy C. Pratt
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 January 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Andy C. Pratt
      At the turn of the 21st Century globalisation was the watchword, and global cities were a key point of reference. Subsequently, globalisation, always a slippery term, has lost a precision that previously it had held for many commentators; instead our perspectives are being refocused as situated and diverse experiences: globalisations. Academic colleagues keen to avoid extrapolating the Northern hemisphere experience to the South, as well as wanting to highlight multiple differences in the urban experience, have adopted a variety of terms to signal this new focus: ‘worlding’, comparative urbanism, and planetary urbanism being the most popular. The urban experience, and our knowledge of it, is undergoing a transformation as never before.

      PubDate: 2017-01-23T14:48:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.01.002
       
  • ‘Manobras no Porto’ project (Porto): What can creative activism do for
           policies and urban place(-making) and the other way around
    • Authors: Patricia Romeiro
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 June 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Patricia Romeiro
      In recent decades, much has been written about urban policies for culture and creativity. Little is known, however, about how public policies are shaped in practice at local level. To what extent are the different notions and forms of creativity activated and mobilized, and contribute to the development of urban policies for culture and creativity? Recent literature on urban studies drew attention to the creative activism practices contesting the instrumentalisation of culture and creativity by neo-liberal approaches to urban development. Recognizing the potential of creative activism as a creative practice of critical reflection and action, this paper focuses on an underexplored perspective so far – creative activism developed in dialogue and cooperation, and not as a practice of radical opposition, and oriented to have impacts beyond the temporality of the actions developed. Through the analysis of a case study – Manobras no Porto (Porto, Portugal), we explore how a creative activism project can be understood as a space for the experimentation of new spaces of governance. The results show not only that creative activism can play an important role in policy learning and urban place-making, but that policies and place (as context and content) can also have a decisive effect on the activation of creative activism practices.

      PubDate: 2016-06-29T23:50:22Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.06.001
       
  • Artists and creative city policy: Resistance, the mundane and engagement
           in Stockholm, Sweden
    • Authors: Thomas Borén; Craig Young
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 June 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Thomas Borén, Craig Young
      Much of the literature around notions of the ’creative class’ and the ‘creative city’ has placed artists as a central, typical creative group. However, that literature has often placed artists in a conceptual dichotomy - either they are seen as uncritical champions of creative city policy (because it boosts their profile and markets) or they are placed in radical opposition to it. This paper explores the attitudes of a sample of artists in Stockholm, Sweden to open this dichotomy up to a more nuanced critique. The analysis considers the diversity of views, attitudes and perceptions of these artists towards creative city policy. While opposition and resistance to the application of creative city policy can certainly be found, the paper seeks to move beyond this to examine how the lack of accord between creative producers and policy-makers can be the outcome of more mundane, everyday practices. In addition, artists join together in specific projects and loose, ephemeral networks to address the issues surrounding the implementation of creative city policy in ways which oppose it but also seek alternatives through engaging planners and the public. Overall the paper calls for an understanding of artists which goes beyond the enthusiast/opponent dichotomy towards developing an understanding of the diverse range of artist responses and engagement with creative city policy.

      PubDate: 2016-06-14T22:27:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.05.002
       
  • Kiezkulturnetz vs. Kreativquartier: Social innovation and economic
           development in two neighbourhoods of Berlin
    • Authors: Marc Pradel-Miquel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 May 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Marc Pradel-Miquel
      Local economic development in European cities has been based on the strengthening of innovation and creativity through culture-based urban renewal. Nevertheless, artists and creators have often played a residual role in the definition of these processes. This article analyses the role of artists in urban renewal through the analysis of two socially innovative initiatives oriented to the economic development and social inclusion in the city of Berlin. Social innovation is understood here as a way to fight social exclusion providing resources and empowerment to communities, and promoting new ways of participation. The paper analyses two neighbourhoods in the districts of Wedding and Kreuzberg in Berlin, showing how apart from being ‘early gentrifiers’ artists can develop socially innovative processes with the rest of the neighbourhood to empower the whole community and to redefine the urban renewal processes taking place in the city. This role is better understood if we take into consideration the local governance system and the long history of counter-culture of Berlin.

      PubDate: 2016-06-14T22:27:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.05.001
       
  • Culture is reclaiming the creative city: The case of Macao in Milan, Italy
    • Authors: Marianna d’Ovidio; Alberto Cossu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 May 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Marianna d’Ovidio, Alberto Cossu
      In May 5, 2012, a group of artists and cultural workers occupied a 33-storeys abandoned skyscraper in Milan, founding Macao or the “New Centre for Arts, Culture and Research”. It was an event, with thousands of people joining in, newspapers headlines, and a massive flow of social media activity. Along with spaces, they claimed a new role for art and culture in society. Macao constitutes one of the last nodes of the national network of occupied theatres, which spread out in Italy from early 2011. This case is explored with the aim of understanding to what extent Macao, and more in general the global wave of art activism, constitutes an alternative to the neo-libel articulation of the creative city in Milan. On the one hand, we ask whether Macao is a political actor able to influence the local cultural policy and to what extent it is included in the urban governance of Milan. Related questions concern Macao claims and expectancies, and its possible process of normalization. On the other hand, we evaluate Macao’s role into the cultural milieu at different levels (local, national, international). We will argue that Macao not only is an actor included in the urban governance, but also it provides the city a different cultural offer, open to bottom-up processes.

      PubDate: 2016-06-14T22:27:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.04.001
       
  • The contradictions of creative activism. Situated meanings and everyday
           practices in a Milan case-study
    • Authors: Sebastiano Citroni
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 May 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Sebastiano Citroni
      The growing literature on creative activism highlights a variety of tensions and ambiguities, including the contradictions that arise between activists’ declared goals and the everyday practices that they use to pursue them. Far from suggesting that they could or should be removed, these contradictions are valorized in this paper, as they illuminate the situated meanings of creativity reproduced through everyday practices of creative activism. The argument is illustrated through a case-study of a cultural organization that led a local mobilization which, in spite of its significant efforts and resources, did not manage to move from single initiatives and instrumental coalitions to a more stable social movement devoted to the enhancement of bottom-up creativity and public space in Milan. Drawing on insights from movement studies and the pragmatist sociology of engagement regimes, the study establishes an original theoretical framework, illustrated with the analysis of three specific initiatives promoted by the observed mobilization. The main results show how different situated meanings of creativity set unequal conditions for the process of “commonizing cognition” required for the extension of single mobilization into larger urban movements.

      PubDate: 2016-06-14T22:27:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.05.003
       
 
 
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