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Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Environment and Planning B : Urban Analytics and City Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Architectural Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
A+BE : Architecture and the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
European Planning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Interiors : Design, Architecture and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Architecture Research     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Sustainable Cities and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Architecture and Urban Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Grey Room     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Urban Research & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Landscape Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Landscapes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Architectural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Medieval Latin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
City, Territory and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
The Journal of Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Environmental Science and Sustainable Development : International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Islamic Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Design Ecologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Architecture, Art & Humanistic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Architectural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
URBAN DESIGN International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Architectural Engineering and Design Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Town and Regional Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
OASE Journal for Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of architecture&ENVIRONMENT     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Places Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Vernacular Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Artifact : Journal of Design Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Architectural Theory Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Future Cities and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Home Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ambiances     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Architectural Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
CLARA : Classical Art and Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Apuntes : Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
ABE Journal : Architecture Beyond Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Housing and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Winterthur Portfolio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
ARQ     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin of Pridniprovsk State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Architectural Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cities & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Enquiry / The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Architectural Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Dams and Reservoirs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Human Capital in Urban Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Footprint : Delft Architecture Theory Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
DEARQ - Revista de Arquitectura / Journal of Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
GRID - Architecture, Planning and Design Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
South East European Journal of Architecture and Design     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Academia : Architecture and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Livraisons d’Histoire de l’Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Architecture and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Smart Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Terrain.org : A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments     Free   (Followers: 3)
ArcHistoR     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin KNOB     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
MediaTropes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
A&P Continuidad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Landscape Planning and Architecture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Eurasian Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arena Journal of Architectural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gazi University Journal of Science Part B : Art, Humanities, Design and Planning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Technical Report Civil and Architectural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Joelho : Journal of Architectural Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nature : National Academic Journal of Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Sustainable Cities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
project baikal : Journal of architecture, design and urbanism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Palimpsesto     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Facade Design and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Charrette     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ángulo Recto. Revista de estudios sobre la ciudad como espacio plural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australian Planner     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arqueología de la Arquitectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
FORMakademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Herança : Revista de História, Património e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Arquitectura e Ingenieria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Boletín Académico. Revista de investigación y arquitectura contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
REUDAR : European Journal of Roman Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Japan Architectural Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AURUM : Mühendislik Sistemleri ve Mimarlık Dergisi = Aurum Journal of Engineering Systems and Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architectural / Planning Research and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
In Situ. Revue des patrimoines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architecture, Design and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Environmental Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Persianate Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
disP - The Planning Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dibt Mitteilungen (Formerly-Mitteilungen Deut Inst Fuer Bautechnik)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
étapes: international     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Épités - Épitészettudomány     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Estudios del Hábitat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Architectural Research in Finland     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Architekt     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ARQUISUR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tafter Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Spool     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ArDIn. Arte, Diseño e Ingeniería     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Space Ontology International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Thresholds     Hybrid Journal  
Re. Revista de Edificación     Open Access  
Technology|Architecture + Design     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering     Open Access  
EN BLANCO : Revista de Arquitectura     Full-text available via subscription  
VITRUVIO : International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability     Open Access  
Porta Aurea     Open Access  
Undagi : Jurnal Ilmiah Arsitektur     Open Access  
International Journal of Architecture and Infrastructure Planning     Full-text available via subscription  
Montreal Architectural Review     Open Access  
Patrimoines du Sud     Open Access  
Vitruvian     Open Access  
Sens public     Open Access  
Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada / Le Journal de la Société pour l'étude de l'architecture au Canada     Open Access  
Revista Geometria Gráfica     Open Access  
Construindo     Open Access  
Procesos Urbanos     Open Access  
PARC Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Construção     Open Access  
tecYt     Open Access  
De Res Architettura     Open Access  
Pensum     Open Access  
Revista de Investigación     Open Access  
Polis     Open Access  
Periodica Polytechnica Architecture     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère     Open Access  
Elkawnie : Journal of Islamic Science and Technology     Open Access  
Riset Arsitektur     Open Access  
Loggia, Arquitectura & Restauración     Open Access  
Ars Longa : Cuadernos de arte     Open Access  
ZARCH : Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Architecture and Urbanism     Open Access  
Limaq     Open Access  
Mokslas – Lietuvos ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania     Open Access  
Revista de Arquitectura     Open Access  
Ra : Revista de Arquitectura     Full-text available via subscription  
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Revista Amazônia Moderna     Open Access  
Continuité     Full-text available via subscription  
Eikonocity. Storia e Iconografia delle Città e dei Siti Europei - History and Iconography of European Cities and Sites     Open Access  
Ri-Vista : Ricerche per la progettazione del paesaggio     Open Access  
Opus Incertum     Open Access  
Firenze Architettura     Open Access  
Jurnal Arsitektur KOMPOSISI     Open Access  
Risco : Revista de Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Urbanismo     Open Access  
Revista Márgenes Espacio Arte y Sociedad     Open Access  
Panambí. Revista de Investigaciones Artísticas     Open Access  
Pós. Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo da FAUUSP     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Proyectos Arquitectónicos     Open Access  
Cuaderno de Notas     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan     Open Access  
Vivienda y Ciudad     Open Access  
Oculum Ensaios     Open Access  
Paranoá : cadernos de arquitetura e urbanismo     Open Access  
Paisagem e Ambiente     Open Access  
RevistArquis     Open Access  
Revista Arquitecturas del Sur     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
ESTOA Revista de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo     Open Access  
VLC arquitectura. Research Journal     Open Access  
Revista AUS     Open Access  
HBRC Journal     Open Access  
Liño     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
EGA Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica     Open Access  
Informes de la Construcción     Open Access  
Arquiteturarevista     Open Access  
Revista INVI     Open Access  
Bauregelliste A, Bauregelliste B Und Liste C     Hybrid Journal  

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  • Large-scale urban regeneration threatening historic urban landscapes. The
           Liverpool Waters development and the loss of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • Authors: Zachary Mark Jones
      Abstract: The city of Liverpool has undergone repeated processes of urban transformation and urban regeneration over the last half a century. The city has been a test bed for urban experimentation with mass clearance, housing, and relocation schemes in the 1970s followed by culture, event, and heritage-based regeneration strategies from the 1980s through 2000s. Following the perceived success of the 2008 European Capital of Culture and city centre Liverpool One development, an even larger, longer-term, and more expensive development was proposed – Liverpool Waters. Yet unlike its antecedents, which were consciously woven into existing urban fabric and combined multiple strategies and funding schemes simultaneously, the Liverpool Waters approach envisioned a tabula rasa disconnected from its surrounding context and which would also introduce new building typologies to the city – the skyscraper. This article examines the long-term history of urban regeneration in the city and nearly ten-year process of negotiations and redesigns of Liverpool Waters that ultimately led to the deletion of the Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City site from UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This case provides valuable lessons for cities seeking to implement large-scale urban regeneration schemes and the need for strategic and contextually sensitive approaches.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 16:30:00 +000
  • Reinventing the wheel: why museums should learn more about their visitors

    • Authors: Stefano Monti
      Abstract: Have you ever wondered why everybody underlines the relevance of private information and privacy policies'One of the most astonishing answers could be that personal information is important to those who want to sell you a product or a service. Maybe simple.Still, it is everything but simple for museums, apparently.In Italy, there is very poor knowledge about museum visitors, and there is still less knowledge about cultural consumption.In our country, there are always too many reasons that could be suitable to justify a specific condition, and this case is no exception. This lack of knowledge could be the effect of the lack of funding, or, the consequence of the lack of adequate software, or even the organizational structure of the most important Italian museums, where private companies manage all those services where visitors' data could be collected (such as ticketing) and this condition could cause issues related to the privacy of visitors or give to those operators a commercial advantage.Actually, none of those reasons is decisive: lots of museums have spent, in recent years, significative economic resources to realize research about their visitors; no special software is required to collect basic information about visitors and their cultural tastes and consumption; the realization of a common database could avoid any commercial advantage, and the data-anonymization process could come in handy to protect visitors’ privacy.Since the lockdown Italy strongly prompted the digital development of public services: we’re running digitization projects in almost all the most important spheres of our lives, such as health with the realization of the Electronic Health Record, a database with all our health data, or digital identity, with the so-called SPID (Public System of Digital Identity), which already provides citizens with numerous e-government services. So why we do not have an Electronic Cultural Record' Perhaps it is not such a priority for our museums or policy makers, but it could be a strong tool for both public and private players.Analysing Cultural Consumption Data, private enterprises could produce a more attractive cultural supply, addressing specific products and services to the right audience, and this could increase the overall volume of cultural consumption.Tanks to the potential growth of private revenues, public institutions and other organizations could focus on those “taste-niches” that cannot reach a proper market dimension.Furthermore, cultural organizations could reach the right audiences, strengthening engagement and improving sense of belonging.There are several ways to realize such a system: one of the most intuitive is a specific tax-deduction policy for all the personal expenses related to cultural and creative themes that are paid by a specific debit-card.This kind of system could enable the realization of a specific AI developments, thanks to which, when a person comes to visit a specific museum, the AI could suggest specific guided-visits based on his or her past purchases.It is sad to find that traditional cultural systems are abdicating to the digital supplies all the potentiality of data: in our everyday lives we’re surrounded by services displaying us how likely it is we could appreciate a book, a restaurant, a tv-series or a tv-movie.It could be useful for us to understand how likely it is we could count of such a service also in our physical experiences: going to the cinema, exploring a city, evaluating theatre or music events, or choosing an art – exhibition or a museum.It’s quite simple to understand.Still, it is everything but simple for cultural systems, apparently.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 16:30:00 +000
  • Instability of the imaginary and media power between old new cultural

    • Authors: Giacomo Buoncompagni
      Abstract: There is a strong perception of insecurity in Italy because of various more or less recent phenomena such as terrorism, immigration, unemployment, and then again, an economic crisis, a pandemic and an unexpected war that never seem to end. Events responsible for serious social instability that, if not well imagined, communicated, and managed distributes cultural and political power to old and new consumer products (re)transforming society into a spectacle perhaps already seen.Faced with this, no institution seems to have the right tools and an adequate political-economic plan to re-establish an acceptable level of social security, or at least to make citizens perceive this. Urban sociology in these cases speaks of 'social disorganisation' and this is often followed by 'individual disorganisation'. The evolution of society, the new electronic and digital media, the phenomenon of globalisation, political-economic changes and the constant and daily representation of crime and violence by the mass media, have strongly influenced human interactions, radically changing the way people relate and communicate, construct and perceive their identity and reality. It is these processes that characterise social transformations and the growth of human egoism, ‘where individuals, in order for violence to be effective, act strategically by striking each other in emotionally favourable conditions’ (Collins, 2014).
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 16:30:00 +000
  • How sublime theory could teach us when an urban renewal project could
           really work

    • Authors: Alfonso Casalini
      Abstract: In 2005, in “A discussion between two architects”, Gharib Abbas and Bahram Shirdel, defined the expression “post-contemporary”, as a “forward-looking aesthetic philosophy distinguished by a re-constructive, global, human ethos which posits that the aesthetic experience is universal to humanity and that this experience can inspire understanding and transformation”.Although a comprehensive definition of post-contemporary society is yet to come, in this still preliminary framework, culture plays an almost ubiquitous and multi-faceted role: from economics to sociology, from arts to mathematics, robotics, and engineering.Narrowing the reflection on the relationship between culture and territory, in a certain sense, culture, today, seems to play the role that was played by nature in past aesthetic and philosophical theories. Like nature, whose capability to conquer rubble and ruins was interpreted as a vital and re-shaping force,  culture is asked to intervene in our post-contemporary human-built-landscape in order to re-shape and re-vitalize the rubble and the ruins of our modern and post-modern eras.From Bilbao then on, culture has been chosen as one of the key drivers of the urban renewal phenomenon. There are many reasons that could illustrate why culture is so important for this kind of project: to somebody culture plays a greenwashing role in real estate, useful to communicate such investments as attempts for social development, while others underline the importance of culture as an essential social glue enabling the overall development of a peripheral area, and avoiding the specter of gentrification processes.Regardless of this kind of evaluation, there is, maybe, an even more important question to which analysts try to answer: why do cultural-lead urban renewal projects sometimes greatly succeed while on other occasions they’re just a flop'
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 13:15:00 +000
  • Contemporary art and enterprise in the suburbs of Milan. The emergence of
           artistic geographies'

    • Authors: Ginevra Addis
      Abstract: How do artistic geographies emerge in certain territories' How does the entanglement of art and enterprise reflect the artistic geography of a territory' These are some of the research questions that this article aims to address by focusing on the urban shape of contemporary art enterprises which determined the rise of certain “art districts” in a metropolis such as Milan. An analysis of the urban space demonstrates that there are cultural institutions which can be identified in a certain number of areas that serve as not as mere examples of static contemporary art attractions, but are in fact active triggers of a new vision of a city that provoke the re-defining its character and shape over the course of a number of years.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 13:15:00 +000
  • Giving new function to heritage building, and it is still a failure'!
           The case study of an unsuccessful transformation of a historic house to a
           multifunction cultural center in downtown Budapest

    • Authors: Melinda Harlov
      Abstract: Change is essential to sustaining heritage sites, enabling them to meet new uses and evolving expectations, goals, and requirements. Rehabilitation for reuse is one of the steps to be considered in order to safeguard architectural heritage. [1] In this context heritage means only something from the past without any connection to UNESCO’s [2] or the European Commission’s [3] heritage notions and institutions. The category of architectural heritage, including both buildings with defined cultural heritage and the ones that are worthy to save for next generations due to their historical-documentary or artistic value, is a comprehensive set of buildings and consequently it is a considerable variety of characteristics, values and constraints.The reuse must always be investigated thoroughly, because it is the highest form of restoration. Such project unites past and present assuming the respect for environment, historical memory, identity and local culture as basic parameters in the final outcome of the architectural resolution. [4]Accordingly, the existing building is seen as a container in which new units should be placed that are defined by contemporary lifestyle. In a process of proper protection and conservation there is an ongoing challenge to search for balance between structure and shape or old and new. The aim of this challenge is to respond to the needs of modern men and women in the limits of the existing structure. [5] For this reason many questions have to be asked and discussed regarding for instance the management of economic sustainability, integration and hybridization of uses as well as absorption capacity or compatibility.The present case study introduces the most recent phase in the life of a historical building on one of the liveliest street of the Hungarian capital, Király utca (King Street). The building had been in a very bad condition due to the destructions in World War II and the neglect since then. A private company bought it from the municipality in 1999 and got transformed to a multicultural building complex. The grand opening happened in 2007 and it operated successfully at the beginning. More than a year ago, in January 2015 it got closed down and has been stayed closed and empty since then. It is unquestionable that there are multiple effects, human falls and outside circumstances that together lead to such a tragic end of an initiative and the building but such storyline is unquestionably not unique hence it is worthy to investigate it thoroughly to find out and to propagate the prevention of these causes in the future.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 13:15:00 +000
  • Culture and War: more than an aristocratic pastime

    • Authors: Stefano Monti
      Abstract: In this number of Tafter Journal, we will not cover war reflections neither we will talk about the claimed relevance of culture within the overall geopolitical equilibrium.We’re rather covering reflections and stories about two of the main derivative topics that war probably will generate, and that will dominate the EU public debate after War will come to an end, and they both relate to culture in a straight or broad sense.On one hand, Casula and Cosci investigate “the logic and dynamics of the cultural work” stressing how, “In artistic worlds, more than in other fields, educational and occupational choices are often seen as following the presence of exceptional individual talent, conceived as a natural gift. This notion tends to cover the structural nature of gender inequalities in music and to present women’s marginalization within jazz worlds as a personal matter related to sexual differences, rather than a social issue to be redressed.”On the other hand, the essay of Buoncompagni is addressed understanding the contemporary international framework of “digital identity”, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable sectors of the global population, and, above all, refugees.Both of the articles reveal insights that we should all take into account, especially in the next 6-12 months: as the reading of Casula and Cosci suggests, the first element we should consider when we look at the near future is that culture has real impacts when we talk about of “practiced culture”. Everyday culture has on our lives an impact that is far stronger than institutional or red-carpet culture. Thus, when we the war will be finally finished, EU is expected to address the communitarian investment efforts to the realization of multiple everyday culture actions, despite the realization of flagship interventions.This means that, banally, the EU should invest in the creation of new and several cultural and creative industries, with or without profit purposes, enabling natural and endemic cultural growth processes. Furthermore, the reflections of Buoncompagni remind us that we should keep in mind how the most important purpose of “refugee or migrant” population management, is to realize for those people a social inclusion program.European Union, nowadays, has the opportunity to demonstrate, to its citizens as well as to the other countries, a European Model of migrants management: a model that encourages the creation of a relationship between migrants and citizens, based on the awareness that both, migrants and inhabitants, need a profound connection, the firsts for survival reasons, the latter for social development needs.In this sense, the current number of Tafter Journal tells us three different stories: the trends about "degendered" development practices within the jazz world, the need for a more profound cultural awareness in the usage of digital identity tools in order to avoid the threats deriving from incorrect usage of the same technologies we’ve built in order to protect the most fragile persons within our global society; and the need to understand how cultural research, and cultural practice, should be no longer conceived as an exercise in style.Culture is not an aristocratic pastime anymore.Culture is an industry, and in the meanwhile, it is a powerful asset with which we could and maybe should improve our conditions, empowering our identities and strengthening our capabilities. Museums and institutional culture have a key role, in times of peace. Everyday non-institutional culture comes in handy when actual problems need to be addressed.
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:50:00 +000
  • Framing the socially invisible: a transdisciplinary gender analysis of two
           documentary films on jazz

    • Authors: Clementina Casula
      Abstract: The article focusses on the analysis of two documentary films by Ramon Tort: A film about kids and music. Sant Andreu Jazz Band (2012) and Andrea Motis. The silent trumpet. A story about the suc-cess of simplicity (2018). The first film allows for an analysis of the Catalan jazz band as an agency of degendered socialization, teaching school-age boys and girls how to play jazz while being part of a group and building the self-confidence also allowing them to envisage a career as professional mu-sicians; the second film, on the launching of the international career of one of the previous ‘kids of the band’, shows the relation between socialization within the band and the successful breaking of the invisible barriers hampering women’s access and career-making within occupational fields still conceived as a male dominion – as in the case of jazz. The integration of standard tools of social re-search with an audiovisual methodology allows to identify the logic and dynamics of the cultural work framing a creative space, grounding both the educational and occupational experiences con-sidered and their documentation, where the relation between jazz and gender is articulated follow-ing egalitarian principles.
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:50:00 +000
  • Connected refugees: (liquid) surveillance or computer management of

    • Authors: Giacomo Buoncompagni
      Abstract: In the time of covid-19, a lack of data can mean social invisibility, the cancellation of fundamental rights, and death. In the current political and pandemic climate, in Italy, in Europe, and other countries around the world the migration discourse still creates huge public debates and conflicts between institutions and citizens. Despite this, for some years now, there has been discussion about the addition of new digital identity systems that would promote a more effective policy of collaboration and management of the migration phenomenon. What is needed is a knowledge base on the technical and bureaucratic dangers, the difficulties of defending privacy and obtaining full and informed consent, and the challenges of identity data protection for all actors in the ecosystem. Institutions and stakeholders can use this knowledge to ensure that adequate technical and organizational safeguards are in place before digital identity systems are developed, implemented, and integrated. Only then can we realize the benefits of trusted socio-technical systems and at the same time protect the fundamental rights of vulnerable and marginalized populations. The new challenge for institutions today is to manage, also digitally, the phenomenon of international migration. Through an in-depth analysis of the international literature, we investigated the relationship between digital infrastructure, migration management, and surveillance, and possible technological, identity, and cultural risks.
      PubDate: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:50:00 +000
  • Culture is coming, maybe.

    • Authors: Alfonso Casalini
      Abstract: It’s clear that in the next years, our society will experience a great technological shift: there is plenty of great-new-things next door, and most of them are based upon one word: “content”.It is the case of the metaverse or the case of the NFT evolution, but it is also the case of the IoT protocol or the home automation: as a society, today we are called to produce and consume an amount of content never seen before in our human history.Content, however, is not culture.Content is content, as well as information, are information.Is for this reason that reducing the gap between content and culture should be one of our most important concerns.It is a huge challenge, that deserves to be more acknowledged because the difference between “content” and “culture” hides profound cultural idiosyncrasies and generational gaps.Looking at the inner structure of our society, it clearly emerges that those institutions which should be train citizens in developing awareness about the “vision of the world” carried on by new technologies are the institutions that most of all should be trained about it.Educational systems, as well as cultural institutions, look at the digital transformation mostly as a “communication display”: they’re more involved in understanding how to promote their events using TikTok than understanding which kind of knowledge should be developed in order to foster independent thinking amongst new generations.It’s not a “fault” since these kinds of institutions are structurally unprepared for this.We should simply face the facts: most Italian institutional museums do not provide visitors with an informatic ticketing system or do not use CRM to register information about their visitors in order to interact with them.So, on one hand, we live in a world grown with paper and pen, and on the other hand, we have generations growing with metaverses and blockchain.
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 20:30:00 +000
  • What Big Data Is and How Can We Use It

    • Authors: Luigi Laura
      Abstract: In recent years, we have witnessed an exponential growth of the amount of data we are generating. As an example, consider the numbers depicted in Figure 1, that shows what happens in one minute in Internet, for both the years 2016 and 2017. In a single minute, approximately 150 million email are sent, 350 thousand new tweets appear in Twitter, and 40 thousand posts in Instagram, both in 2016 and in 2017. But the figure allows us also to see the impressive growth, in a single year, of some statistics: the search queries in Google raised from 2.4 to 3.5 million, video views in Youtube jumped from 2.78 to 4.1 million, and Uber Rides almost triplicated, from approximately 1300 to 3800.WhatsApp messages exchanged went from 20 to 29 million.There is an explosion of data, and the natural question is whether we can use it to improve our daily lives. We already witnessed some examples in which we can exploit the data: Google Maps has real time information about traffic data, and suggests us the fastest route available according to this info. Amazon knows what we bought, i.e., what we like, and can suggest us similar items based on shopping preferences of people that have similar tastes. Apple (and other companies) can recognize our friends in the pictures, that are geolocalized thanks to the built-in GPS in our smartphones, and helps us in retrieving and organizing them. We choose restaurants and hotels based on the feedback of thousands of customers in Tripadvisor. Big Data is already in our lives. In the following section, we will try to provide a better picture of what Big Data is. Then, the natural question become “How can we use it'”
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 20:30:00 +000
  • “γνῶθι σαυτόν” Technology as tools for inclusive museums:
           Liquid museum experience

    • Authors: Anna Maria Marras
      Abstract: The accessibility is one of the most important stuff for museums and often is replaced with “inclusion” because involves in holistic way all museum life in general. Thanks to digital accessibility the museums join the visitor’s technologies behaviours and improve the knowledge sharing on site and on the web with usable and responsive website and digital library. “Museo archeologico nazionale di Cagliari” liquid museum experience has its foundations in the awareness that the accessibility, in all forms, is a part of global museum strategy.
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 20:30:00 +000
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