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.

Contents

Acknowledgements

 

Foreword

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

 

Conclusion

 

14           Cities as Limitless Spaces of Simultaneity and Paradox

Chris Hudson

 

Author Bionotes

 

Index

 

 

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