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  • 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
       
  • Introduction to SI: Against the creative city: Activism in the creative
           city: When cultural workers fight against creative city policy
    • Authors: Marianna d'Ovidio; Arturo Rodríguez Morató
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 January 2017
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Marianna d'Ovidio, Arturo Rodríguez Morató
      This special issue explores artists' and cultural workers’ activism in the context of urban social movements opposing creative city policy, focusing in particular on the meanings and images of creativity that emerge from this confrontation. Today this theme is important because it reveals a glaring contradiction in many culturally based urban policies currently being implemented, which have the explicit objective of fostering creativity but leave cultural workers out of their development. Cultural workers have begun to contest those policies nowadays as several authors have already been able to document (Borèn and Young, 2013; Novy & Colomb, 2013), which this special issue will also contribute to. This contestation is the best proof of the paradoxical divorce between cultural workers and policy makers in charge of creative city policy. For some, like David Harvey, The confrontation results from the intensive instrumental use of culture and the arts in contemporary capitalist cities as a resource for socioeconomic development, an exploitation scheme that had also been denounced by Sharon Zukin (1989, 1995) a long time ago.

      PubDate: 2017-01-23T14:48:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2017.01.001
       
  • 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
       
  • Media portrayal of gentrification and redevelopment on Rainey Street in
           Austin, Texas (USA), 2000–2014
    • Authors: Brendan L. Lavy; Erin D. Dascher; Ronald R. Hagelman
      Pages: 197 - 207
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 4
      Author(s): Brendan L. Lavy, Erin D. Dascher, Ronald R. Hagelman
      The Austin-San Antonio, Texas metropolitan region has become one of the fastest growing U.S. conurbations in recent years. One derivative of this growth has been ubiquitous gentrification and urban renewal in portions of both cities. In this paper, we develop a contextual narrative of urban change in Austin, Texas (USA) and explore media portrayals of actors and impacts of urban renewal and gentrification. We present a case study of the Rainey Street Historical District, once a low-income, majority Hispanic neighborhood, and its transformation through rezoning efforts and entrepreneurial enterprises into Austin's newest nightlife district. We used a directed-content analysis approach to analyze 48 articles from three local news outlets from 2000 to 2014. Our analysis shows that much of the narrative presented by the news media focused on neighborhood-scale development impacts, followed by impacts related to resentment and conflict and the social costs of urban change. Results indicate that city officials and residents played a prominent role in shaping the discourse of the urban change narrative. We conclude by situating our findings within two pivotal events that occurred during the study period and argue that the context in which discursive frames develop, persist, and change is important to understanding the impacts of urban renewal and gentrification on a variety of actors.

      PubDate: 2016-09-08T14:49:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.08.001
       
  • The 3Cs model of sustainable cultural and creative cluster: The case of
           Hong Kong
    • Authors: Kaman Ka Man Tsang; Kin Wai Michael Siu
      Pages: 209 - 219
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 4
      Author(s): Kaman Ka Man Tsang, Kin Wai Michael Siu
      In the post-industrial era, the cultural and creative cluster raises the concern for policy makers and researchers. The setup of creative space in the city associates with wealth generation, job creation and urban revitalization. Many governments recite the formula in the setup of cluster but the one-size-fit-all strategy could not guarantee the sustainable development of the cluster. This paper attempts to identify the fundamental factors in developing a sustainable cluster in a densely populated city. A 3Cs model (Cluster, Community, Creativity) of sustainable cultural and creative cluster will be proposed. In order to demonstrate the applicability of the 3Cs model, two Hong Kong cultural and creative clusters i.e. the PMQ and Easy Pack Creative Precinct had been examined under this model. Factors related to cluster, community and creativity had been investigated by direct observation and semistructured interview. The results revealed by the model showing the correlation of factors and sustainable development of the cultural and creative clusters.

      PubDate: 2016-09-26T15:09:57Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.09.001
       
  • Shanghai Suburbia: Expatriate teenagers' age-specific experiences of gated
           community living
    • Authors: Marie Sander
      Pages: 237 - 244
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 4
      Author(s): Marie Sander
      This article examines expatriate teenagers’ experiences of residing in gated housing complexes in Shanghai. It builds on ethnographic fieldwork within the expatriate – mostly German – community, and draws from participant observation among international high school students. Comparing expatriate youths’ reflections and experiences with those of younger children and mothers, this case study highlights the age-specific perspective of teenagers on gated community housing abroad. While gated neighborhoods are a common form of living in Shanghai, the upscale suburban compounds under scrutiny are mainly inhabited by corporate expatriates and reflect processes of privatization and gated community growth worldwide. Previous research and interviews with German mothers in Shanghai demonstrate that compound amenities, such as clubhouses, offer expatriates space for arrival, adjustment and community building. Investigating youths’ daily practices, however, shows that teenagers make only limited use of them. While expatriate youths associate houses and bedrooms with notions of home, they relate the gated estates to boredom and borders. They voice a strong desire to transgress the borders of expat family housing estates and seek out places and activities outside the gates. Through nightlife and leisure activities teenagers build relations to the city of Shanghai and stage young, urban identities that help them form narratives of emplacement, something gated estates seem to impair.

      PubDate: 2016-12-12T09:23:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2014.08.001
       
  • Between the worlds: Shanghai’s young middle-class migrants imagining
           their city
    • Authors: Tina Schilbach
      Pages: 245 - 257
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 4
      Author(s): Tina Schilbach
      In this paper, I use the case study of Hui, a young woman who lives in suburban Shanghai, to explore the migration experience of educated Chinese youth, who come to live, study or work in this city. A young middle class enjoys privileged access to China’s global urban modernity. They are also increasingly sharing space with the “global classes” of transnational privilege. However, the image of common urban space, in which the aesthetic distinction between global-elite lifestyles and local aspiration is increasingly blurred, does not necessarily translate into common access to this space and to its hierarchies of hospitality and opportunity. Middle-class migrants are aware of their status as outsiders, whose successful integration in the city hinges not only on strategies of emplacement but also on performing the exclusive cosmopolitan repertoire that Shanghai has built for itself. Despite promises of safe bourgeois arrival, they often remain “in-between”, with a sense of vulnerability in a competitive urban environment, and struggle with divided emotional and social attachments. In this paper I look at emerging suburban lifestyles in Shanghai, which are becoming part of the Chinese urban repertoire. Many young professionals are being squeezed out of the housing market in central locations. While some may choose to continue living with their parents to save money for home ownership, others buy apartments further out. Though replicating many of the bourgeois dreams that have informed “Western” suburbia, the urban form that is developing in China is also different and its middle-class imaginaries are less readily connected to the sensorial promises of the Chinese global city.

      PubDate: 2016-12-12T09:23:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2014.08.002
       
  • A river and the riverfront: Delhi’s Yamuna as an in-between space
    • Authors: Awadhendra Sharan
      Pages: 267 - 273
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 4
      Author(s): Awadhendra Sharan
      This essay examines the presence of Yamuna in the city of Delhi, from two perspectives: (i) understanding riverscapes as simultaneously aquatic and terrestrial and (ii) understanding these as conjoining issues of environment and technology. With events over the course of the last century as its backdrop, the essay focuses on the last few decades of the twentieth century, to examine the relation of land and river in Delhi; the interface of people and projects, especially the issue of slums; and the risks posed to the river on account of waste and pollution. All these featured prominently in the events leading up to the staging of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October 2010, which provides the most immediate context for this essay. In conclusion, I propose that the current strategies of rejuvenating the river are limited, often anti-poor and far from sustainable.

      PubDate: 2016-12-12T09:23:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2014.12.001
       
  • Urban regeneration & Valletta 2018
    • Authors: Karsten Xuereb
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3
      Author(s): Karsten Xuereb


      PubDate: 2016-09-03T09:25:21Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.07.001
       
  • Fragmentation and solidarity in the artistic milieu of contemporary Paris:
           A perspective from Emile Durkheim
    • Authors: Christian Morgner
      Pages: 123 - 128
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3
      Author(s): Christian Morgner
      Early 20th century Paris is considered to be one of the first art capitals in the world. However, there is, to date, no research on contemporary Paris that looks into the conditions and structure of its urban art scene. The aims of this paper are twofold: 1) to obtain an understanding of the conditions that prevent or separate the current artistic landscape from its former heydays, and 2) to embed the empirical data into a theoretical framework that can potentially be used to compare this situation with those of other cities. The main concept of Durkheim's that will inform this framework is the term milieu. This term has been tested by the author regarding a number of other cities that have been studied, including New York City, Mexico City, London, Beijing, Zürich, and Tokyo. The main findings of this study will show that the Parisian artistic milieu can be described as in a state of ‘social sclerosis’, as an anaemic detachment from other artistic micro-segments-the solidarity organs not being sufficiently in contact, which constrains freedom of expression, fosters the lack of independence, and promotes low tolerance, which is a partial explanation why Paris is unable to revamp its status as former capital of bohemia.

      PubDate: 2016-06-14T22:27:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.05.004
       
  • Rituals and the participation of urban form: Informal and formal image
           making processes
    • Authors: Sukanya Krishnamurthy
      Pages: 129 - 138
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3
      Author(s): Sukanya Krishnamurthy
      The author through this paper hypothesis that the role urban form plays in the act of rituals contributes to an urban imagery that is embedded in various formal and informal socio-spatial processes and practises. By studying the yearly Karaga jatre (ritual) in Bangalore, India ethnographically and spatially, the paper describes the ritual’s relevance to urban form, its role in sustaining collective memory and attachment, while conveying the process of urban image making. The Karaga ritual, as a visual and spatial narrative, acts as a powerful mnemonic for the city, where a rekindling of an affiliation between its people, its urban form, and memory occurs. Over a period of eleven days annually, public and semi-public spaces within the historic core transforms to accommodate over twenty thousand people creating a powerful urban imagery. By expanding on the urban performance of the ritual and linking it to an urban imaginary of the megacity of Bangalore, this paper explores the transformation and making of urban public space, and the various tactics involved in creating this temporary urban spectacle.

      PubDate: 2016-06-14T22:27:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.05.005
       
  • Lost in protest, found in segregation: Divided cities in the light of the
           2015 “Οχι” referendum in Greece
    • Authors: Kostas Rontos; Efstathios Grigoriadis; Adele Sateriano; Maria Syrmali; Ioannis Vavouras; Luca Salvati
      Pages: 139 - 148
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3
      Author(s): Kostas Rontos, Efstathios Grigoriadis, Adele Sateriano, Maria Syrmali, Ioannis Vavouras, Luca Salvati
      The referendum held in Greece on the 5th of July 2015 about the rejection of the conditions for a new loan sought by European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund, become an event of great symbolic importance to national and even continental scale, although its precise scope and meaning were to a large extent loose. Participation to vote was rather high (62.5% of the electorate) and the electorate spoke widely in favour of the ‘no’ (61.3%). The concentration of ‘no’ and ‘yes’ votes followed a polarized distribution in the urban area of Athens. The present study analyzes the geographical distribution of ‘no’ votes at the municipal scale in the metropolitan region of Athens testing for the influence of the local socioeconomic context considering 67 indicators explored through the use of multivariate statistics. The polarization of the referendum vote reflects territorial disparities observed at both urban scale (distinguishing urban districts east, north and south of Athens from those situated west of Athens) and metropolitan scale (based on the urban-rural gradient). The percentage of ‘no’ votes at the municipal scale was correlated negatively with average per-capita declared income. Concentration of farmers and tourism activities, population growth rate and the enforcement of a municipal master plan were additional predictors of the spatial variability of ‘no’ votes. Going beyond the traditional division between ‘left’ and ‘right’ urban neighbourhoods, the spatial distribution of ’no’ votes in Athens reflects socioeconomic disparities consolidated during recession.

      PubDate: 2016-06-14T22:27:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.05.006
       
  • Spatialisation of selves: Religion and liveable spaces among Hindus and
           Muslims in the walled city of Ahmedabad, India
    • Authors: Aparajita De
      Pages: 149 - 154
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3
      Author(s): Aparajita De
      The paper examines the processes of constructing liveable neighbourhoods in the walled city of Ahmedabad, in the context of 2002. Godhra carnage and subsequent anti-Muslim riots throughout Gujarat, India. The walled city of Ahmedabad have been perceived as riot prone and highly segregated place where Hindus and Muslims have been living separately since the city was built in early fifteenth century. The paper attempts to unpack this relationship between religion and liveability in Indian cities, particularly how religion negotiates normatively religious differences that appear to be incommensurable having high potentiality of violence and yet create sustainable liveable spaces. The paper adopts an ethnographic approach towards understanding the role of religion in the making liveable urban spaces that are socially and culturally sustainable focusing on individual narratives and experiences in order to capture its different meanings and notions, especially at the local micro-level. The narratives, as argued in the paper, articulates the spatialisation of self and their particular cultures through the production of neighbourhoods. The existence of ’my place/places’ or neighbourhoods ensure the survival of these particular cultures as well as the demarcation of ’their place/places’ suggest not the intolerance of the other but recognition of the other and its culture, albeit on the outside. It is this continual negotiation that enables recognition of the self as well as the other making these divided spaces liveable.

      PubDate: 2016-06-18T18:13:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.06.002
       
  • Commodification of art versus creativity: The Antagonist Art Movement in
           the expanding arts scene of New York City
    • Authors: Ruth Trumble; Micheline van Riemsdijk
      Pages: 155 - 160
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 3
      Author(s): Ruth Trumble, Micheline van Riemsdijk
      This paper examines the relationship between artists and cities as the global art market continues to expand in established cultural hubs such as New York City. Using Bourdieu’s engagement with the art field, we draw from interdisciplinary scholarship on the relationship between artists and cities to examine the ways in which artists engage with the demands of urban livelihood and the desire to create art. Due to these two - at times contradictory - needs, artists find ways to create and show art in non-commercial spaces and to establish linkages with an international artist community. In particular, we explore art-space creation and community building by the Antagonist Art Movement (an international art group based in New York City) in Berlin, Lisbon, and New York City to investigate the relationships between individual artists, art groups, and the art market in 21 st century cities. The tensions between urban artists and global art market demands are analyzed through interviews, films, and observations of Antagonist Art Movement events. How the AAM produces these spaces reveals the connections of art to urbanization and globalization. Antagonist art spaces are produced through the tensions between 1) the commodification of art and artists’ creativity and 2) the challenges of living in urban spaces while creating art. The roles cities play in art production and how artists shape the cities in which they work and live create a mutual constitution through which urban art practice is redefined in 21st century cities.

      PubDate: 2016-07-05T00:55:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.06.003
       
  • An environmental and social approach in the modern architecture of Brazil:
           The work of Lina Bo Bardi
    • Authors: Steffen Lehmann
      Pages: 169 - 185
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 January 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Steffen Lehmann
      The architecture of Brazil, which has recently been in the focus with major events (World Cup and Olympics) holds a particular place in Latin America's architecture and is known for its bold modernism. One of the most remarkable Brazilian architects in the 20th Century was Italian émigré Lina Bo Bardi (born Rome 1914-died São Paulo 1992). This article first looks at the regional diversity in modern Brazilian architecture and then at the ways in which Bo Bardi's sustainable and socially-conscious design is informed by regionalism. Regions are defined through their local materials, tectonics and particular typologies, and the architectural character defining regional spaces, in turn, shapes, retains and enhances social identity. It is timely to reassess the diverse work of Bo Bardi within Latin-America's modernism. Arriving in Brazil in 1946, Bo Bardi was, as well as an architect, a furniture designer, urbanist, political activist, writer and curator. Previous studies have sought to identify the architects and theorists involved in the making of the modern cultural identity of Brazil, and the mechanisms that created such identity, from Lucio Costa to Oscar Niemeyer. Bo Bardi's work marks the beginning of sustainable design within Brazilian modern architecture; especially the adaptive re-use projects in Salvador, Bahia, identify the beginning of a new approach to heritage and urban renewal. Therefore, in this article I ask: what exactly is the contribution and role of the work of Bo Bardi in Brazilian modernism? And: discussing regional identity in the Brazilian context, how is such local character expressed?

      PubDate: 2016-01-31T05:34:29Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.01.001
       
  • Progressing urban development and life quality simultaneously
    • Authors: Issa Ebrahimzadeh; Abdol Aziz Shahraki; Ali Akbar Shahnaz; Ayoub Manouchehri Myandoab
      Pages: 186 - 193
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Issa Ebrahimzadeh, Abdol Aziz Shahraki, Ali Akbar Shahnaz, Ayoub Manouchehri Myandoab
      This research is on planning and managing of the cities for an improved urban life quality and it shows a novelty when it is investigating indicators of the life quality and urban planning outcomes jointly. This paper presumes that the improvement of life quality indicators will progress the urban planning and management outcomes mutually. It reviews the literature to exhibit an overall picture of association between urban planning and urban quality of life. The purpose of the study is to assess the weight scores of the life quality indicators with the use of classic methods. The paper finds various score numbers for the life quality in 26 districts of Maragheh regarding the rate of urban development in each neighborhood and shows how the indicators of the life quality vary values and efficiency in different urban neighborhoods. The results show a positive correlation between the indicators of the life quality and the level of success in urban planning and development. In another word, this study contributes to improve the life quality and urban planning jointly in the underdeveloped cities. The model of life quality-oriented urban planning is applicable in any city similar to the situation of Maragheh city.

      PubDate: 2016-03-30T10:54:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.03.001
       
  • Dynamics of creative industries in a post-communist society. The
           development of creative sector in Romanian cities
    • Authors: Anda Georgiana Becuţ
      Pages: 63 - 68
      Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 2
      Author(s): Anda Georgiana Becuţ
      The purpose of the paper is to offer an insight into the Romanian post-socialist urban environment, with a particular emphasis on the creative sector. How did the creative industries emerge in the Romanian cities during the post-socialist period and what were the premises for their development? How can we explain the differences between the Romanian cities in the development of the creative industries? What are the main difficulties that prevent a more dynamic growth of creative industries in a post-communist society? What are the most successful creative industries and creative cities in Romania? We shall explain the creative potential in relation to the level of the urbanization of the region, to the process of deindustrialisation, to the changes in the labour market and to decentralisation of the cultural activities. The results of our analysis show that the development of the creative sector in the Romanian cities is linked to the industrialisation and deindustrialisation process during the socialist and post-socialist periods. Though data show a positive trend of the contribution of the creative industries to the Romanian economy, there are impediments in their development due to a weak market of creative goods and because of the dysfunctions in the production and distribution system.

      PubDate: 2016-05-05T08:42:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.03.002
       
  • Introduction: Culture, sustainable development and social quality: A
           paradigm shift in the economic analysis of cultural production and
           heritage conservation
    • Authors: Enrico Bertacchini; Giovanna Segre
      Pages: 69 - 70
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 January 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Enrico Bertacchini, Giovanna Segre
      The aim of the special issue is to address the changing paradigm that the economic analysis of cultural production and heritage preservation has undergone in the last decade, with a particular emphasis on the cultural economic perspective. New emphasis on the role of creativity in society, the spread of the digital revolution and the reconsideration of culture and heritage as drivers of sustainable development and social quality are radically changing the analytical perspectives and research agenda. The selection of papers, involving some of the leading cultural economic scholars, present several dimensions of such evolving pattern.

      PubDate: 2016-01-04T15:11:20Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.007
       
  • From culture to creativity and the creative economy: A new agenda for
           cultural economics
    • Authors: Xavier Greffe
      Pages: 71 - 74
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 January 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Xavier Greffe
      Cultural Economy – which analyses the production, distribution and reception of symbolic contents - is dominated by the economics of welfare. This way of thinking marginalized the role of creativity and closed the corresponding analysis in a very static framework. Face to the need of an economic thought adapted to the creative economy, we should took this opportunity to distillate a more dynamic approach in cultural economics. Three examples are given (artistic markets, artistic skills, and macro-cultural policy) that demonstrate how cultural economics and creative economics should merge for their mutual benefit.

      PubDate: 2016-01-15T05:52:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.008
       
  • The cultural economy in the digital age: A revolution in
           intermediation?
    • Authors: Pierre-Jean Benghozi; Thomas Paris
      Pages: 75 - 80
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 January 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Pierre-Jean Benghozi, Thomas Paris
      The new digital economy seemingly is leading to the disappearance of intermediaries. Externalities and the ongoing comparison of competitors favor dominant players; creators and producers also can distribute their content directly to consumers, bypassing any intermediaries. This movement exhibits some contradictory tendencies though. Online transactions give space to various unforeseen intermediation patterns involving contractual relations, information processing, and customer relations. In doing so, they alter cultural sectors and fundamentally challenge traditional organizations and revenues. This overhaul particularly affects economic actors, selection and creative processes, distribution channels, and cultural practices, as well as production structures. Accordingly, the Internet has had notable effects on the complexity of artistic and cultural markets. Various cultural fields thus reveal the emergence and simultaneous development of different ways to create, produce, make available, and charge for contents—that is, different business models. These unfamiliar intermediations drive reorganizations of cultural industries, because they invent innovative economic terms, restructure common forms of creation and recommendation, prompt new forms of entrepreneurship, and stimulate competition by newcomers. This study scrutinizes all these reconfigurations according to three current developments in cultural industries: the vast increase of available contents, the solid entrepreneurial dynamics in online markets, and renewed business models.

      PubDate: 2016-01-09T05:18:30Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.005
       
  • Introduction: Mapping cultural intangibles
    • Authors: Alys Longley; Nancy Duxbury
      Pages: 1 - 7
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Alys Longley, Nancy Duxbury


      PubDate: 2016-01-15T05:52:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.006
       
  • Mapping community identity: Safeguarding the memories of a city's downtown
           core
    • Authors: Roberta Cauchi-Santoro
      Pages: 43 - 54
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 January 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Roberta Cauchi-Santoro
      The paper explores the crucial role communities' memories play in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of a city's historic core through the narration of stories associated with landmark buildings in the downtown. The physical regeneration of a city centre or heritage neighbourhood can occur if its community desires to revive collective memories of the historic neighbourhood in its heyday. Reference will be made to the state of Canadian downtown cores, specifically to a case study of the downtown of London Ontario, where a community-related project that aims to map layers of the lived experience of the city's hub is currently underway. Getting people to revive their memories about the heyday of the downtown core is an activity indissolubly tied to an attempt to shine the spotlight back on this area and reignite the community's enthusiasm for it. The present research project, co-funded by the Culture Office (City of London [ON]), is not simply a nostalgic attempt to recover narratives about an architecture that, to a degree, simulated realism; rather, the older layers of lived experience of these heritage buildings need to be brought back to the fore in order to better value present cultural expression and more-judiciously plan the future cultural profile of the city ‒ a profile that reflects both nostalgia for the missing truth and celebration of the possibilities it liberates.

      PubDate: 2016-01-15T05:52:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.003
       
  • Cultural editing for creativity: A framework to associate person/thing,
           event, road and memories
    • Authors: Hiroshi Okano
      Pages: 55 - 61
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 February 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Hiroshi Okano
      This paper examines conventional actor-object dichotomy and seeks to establish a new framework of a collective of people, things, and phenomena whereby multiple actors and spaces create citizen knowledge. Citizens and others who seek to breathe new life into the city and its neighborhoods; people who are concerned about their municipalities; “things” such as the city's “memory,” its roads; “phenomena” such as its festivals, and its events—these are all components of a gestalt “actor” in this project. Observing the way seemingly disparate people and things act will surely highlight their common traits and open up possibilities for greater cooperation. The framework used to throw light on the foregoing is cultural editing. Herein, the view that only people can be the actors of adaptation is rejected; artists, their supporters, and the people who care for them are all deemed actors, and the overlapping and collectivity of their memories and thoughts coincide with the art generated.

      PubDate: 2016-02-11T17:13:49Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2015.12.004
       
  • Building alternatives to the creative turn in Barcelona: The case of the
           socio-cultural centre Can Batlló
    • Authors: Maria Victoria Sánchez Belando
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 December 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Maria Victoria Sánchez Belando
      Creative city policies have been critically assessed at length. Nevertheless, the bottom-up initiatives that go beyond and challenge the meaning and uses of creativity that underpin creative city policies, have received less attention. Thus, the aim of this paper is to study the nature of local Socially Innovative Initiatives (Moulaert; MacCallum; Mehmood & Hamdouch, 2013) developed in the socio-cultural field and their capacity to counterbalance the tendency towards a market rationality in urban cultural affairs. We examine this problem through a significant case study: the community-managed socio-cultural centre Can Batlló opened in 2011 in an old industrial neighbourhood of Barcelona. By analysing this case we propose to explore how and to what extent Socially Innovative Initiatives offer alternatives to creative city policies focusing on the production of socio-cultural services and innovation in governance and decision-making processes. We have collected data using qualitative methods that include observation, in-depth interviews and the study of documentary sources.

      PubDate: 2016-12-12T09:23:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.11.001
       
  • Secured residential enclaves in the Delhi region: Impact of indigenous and
           transnational models
    • Authors: Dupont
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society, Volume 7, Issue 4
      Author(s): Véronique Dupont
      This paper examines the development of secured residential enclaves in India, especially in Delhi. It expounds the conditions of their emergence and success: although gated communities are a market driven development boosted by economic liberalisation reforms, they are also embedded in indigenous traditions of residential segregation and enclosure as well as colonial practices. The Non-Resident Indians (NRI) have further played a significant role in the production of these new residential spaces. Significant appeal factors are explored: desire for security, retreat from failing government and the polluted city, search for exclusivity, elitism and social homogeneity. Tapping into the Indian diaspora market and the middle-class’ aspirations for social status, promoters have projected their residential enclaves as a way of “global living” in a healthy environment, reserved to a privileged cosmopolitan elite. Yet, gated communities in Delhi are not a mere exogenous Western production; rather, they are spaces in-between the global and the local. The findings are based on direct field observations in Delhi and a review of advertisements by real estate developers in various media. The analysis pursues an Indo-Chinese comparative perspective with reference to the research of Marie Sander (this issue) on gated communities in Shanghai.

      PubDate: 2016-12-12T09:23:15Z
       
  • Macro level characterization of Historic Urban Landscape: Case study of
           Alwar walled city
    • Authors: Mani Dhingra; Manoj Kumar Singh; Subrata Chattopadhyay
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 November 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      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: 2016-11-14T17:33:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.10.001
       
  • Architecture of intellectual sociality: Tea and coffeehouses in
           post-colonial Delhi
    • Authors: Ravikant
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 October 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Ravikant
      The essay presents a historical narrative about the way tea and coffeehouses in post-partition, post-colonial Delhi were inhabited, embraced, used, celebrated and fought for by a couple of generations of migrant Hindi intellectuals in the middle decades of the last century. Adda-like, but more public and open, the space helped them connect with the city, otherwise an alien and distant entity mired in power and busy with the agenda of nation-building. It is here that they set up networks with their like-minded others to find a virtual home away from home. It is long past its glory, but its affective appeal as a socially convivial, creatively stimulating, and politically vibrant, albeit gendered, public place is nostalgically testified in the abundant testimonials offered by its more articulate regular visitors. The space, what happens there, and to it, thus emerges as a metaphor for changing times the city has witnessed through the decades.

      PubDate: 2016-10-17T10:08:27Z
       
  • Urban regeneration & Valletta 2018
    • Authors: Karsten Xuereb
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 July 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Karsten Xuereb


      PubDate: 2016-07-27T03:18:02Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.07.001
       
  • ‘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
       
  • Cultural commons and local art markets: Zero-miles contemporary art in
           Naples
    • Authors: Massimo Marrelli; Paola Fiorentino
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 December 2015
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Massimo Marrelli, Paola Fiorentino
      In this paper we tried to offer a coherent definition of Cultural Commons combined with a plausible description on how they are formed, grow and eventually disappear. We concentrated on local artistic movements and examined whether and under which conditions they present the characteristic of Cultural Commons. The evolutionary process which generates Commons should be facilitated by the existence of local art markets. We test this hypothesis by examining the local art market in Naples in the years 2009–2013 and in particular the story of the exasperatism art movement.

      PubDate: 2016-04-18T16:45:47Z
       
  • Introduction: “Mind the Gap”: Thinking about in-between spaces
           in Delhi and Shanghai
    • Authors: Christiane Brosius; Tina Schilbach
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 April 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Christiane Brosius, Tina Schilbach


      PubDate: 2016-04-13T16:15:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ccs.2016.03.003
       
  • Measuring the non-measurable: On mapping subjectivities in urban research
    • Authors: Darko
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 February 2016
      Source:City, Culture and Society
      Author(s): Darko Radović
      This essay offers for discussion two contentious issues: the need for non-reductive approaches to investigations of the urban and the need for explicit inclusion of subjectivities and sensuality in urban research. It presents fragments of a major international research project into urban intensity, Measuring the non-Measurable (Mn'M), which was conducted at Keio University, Tokyo. It is polemological as, in de Certeau's tradition, it hopes to help “force theory to recognise its own limits.” The main emphasis of issues of subjectivity and sensuality are found in: (1) our efforts to define urban intensity/quality, (2) various techniques to find and identify such qualities, and (3) ways of capturing, (re)presenting and sharing those subtle urban energies which escape easy, if any, definition. Capturing and representing the urban is viewed here as the task of mapping – of a non-traditional kind. A discussion about mapping subjectivities and sensualities constitutes the main body of the paper. The first part outlines key aspects of the theoretical background, then presents concrete examples constituting fragments from a number of dérive sessions conducted in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore. The pattern of the second part of the essay changes in order to present prospects for further research and different practices opened up by those dérive sessions, or drifts, The style in the second part of this article abandons standard journal formatting in order to enable concepts to flow and cascade, drift and stutter. A text about mapping takes the form of a map. Such writing-as-mapping aims to stimulate readings other than those intended by the author. It asks questions and hints at the answers. What is a map? Why map? How to map? How to map what is difficult to even define? Or, indirectly, might maps capture qualities such as the earthiness of terra, or the sensuality of the human?

      PubDate: 2016-02-11T17:13:49Z
       
 
 
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