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Re-Imagining the City

Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces

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.

288 pages | 35 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2013

Art: Art--General Studies

Culture Studies

Sociology: Urban and Rural Sociology

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Table of Contents




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

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