Re-Imagining the City

Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces

Edited by Elizabeth Grierson and Kristen Sharp

Edited by Elizabeth Grierson and Kristen Sharp

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

288 pages | 35 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2013
Paper $28.50 ISBN: 9781841507316 Published November 2013
Re-Imagining the City: Art, Globalization, and Urban Spaces examines how contemporary processes of globalization are transforming cultural experience and production in urban spaces. It maps how cultural productions in art, architecture, and communications media are contributing to the reimagining of place and identity through events, artifacts, and attitudes. This book recasts how we understand cities—how knowledge can be formed, framed, and transferred through cultural production and how that knowledge is mediated through the construction of aesthetic meaning and value.





Manfred B. Steger


1              Situating Art, Urban Space and Globalization

Elizabeth Grierson and Kristen Sharp


Section I: Art and Urban Place


2              Art and Culture: The global turn

Malcolm Miles


3              Catalysing our Cities: Architecture as the new alchemy for creative enterprise

Tom Barker


4              The Place of the Urban: Intersections between mobile and game cultures

Larissa Hjorth


Section II: Transforming Spaces and Experiences of the City


5              Driving the Sonic City

Kristen Sharp


6              ‘The Vacant Hotel’: Site-specific public art and the experience of driving the semi-privatized geographies of Melbourne’s Eastlink Tollway

Ashley Perry


7              The Transient City: The city as urbaness

Maggie McCormick


Section III: Exchange and Transaction


8              ‘The Liquid Continent’: Globalization, urbanization, contemporary Pacific art and Australia

Pamela Zeplin


9              Abdul Abdullah: Art, marginality and identity

Leslie Morgan


10           The Visible Hand: An urban accord for outsourced craft

Kevin Murray


Section IV: Interventions in Public Space


11           Border Memorials: When the local rejects the global

SueAnne Ware


12           Encountering the Elephant Parade: Intersections of aesthetics, ecology and economy

Elizabeth Grierson


13           Re-imagining Dutch Urban Life: The Blue House in Amsterdam

Zara Stanhope




14           Cities as Limitless Spaces of Simultaneity and Paradox

Chris Hudson


Author Bionotes





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