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Re-Imagining the City
Art, Globalization and Urban Spaces
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ISBN 9781841507316
Paperback 213 pages
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Published April 2013
Imprint: Intellect
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Re-Imagining the City 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 re-imagining 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.

Chapter titles
Foreword
Manfred B. Steger
Chapter 1: Situating Art, Urban Space and Globalization
Elizabeth Grierson and Kristen Sharp
Section I: Art and Urban Place
Chapter 2: Art and Culture: The global turn
Malcolm Miles
Chapter 3: Catalysing our Cities: Architecture as the new alchemy for creative enterprise
Tom Barker
Chapter 4: The Place of the Urban: Intersections between mobile and game cultures
Larissa Hjorth
Section II: Transforming Spaces and Experiences of the City
Chapter 5: Driving the Sonic City
Kristen Sharp
Chapter 6: ‘The Vacant Hotel’: Site-specific public art and the experience of driving the semi- privatized geographies of Melbourne’s EastLink Tollway
Ashley Perry
Chapter 7: The Transient City: The city as urbaness
Maggie McCormick
Section III: Exchange and Transaction
Chapter 8: ‘The Liquid Continent’: Globalization, urbanization, contemporary Pacific art and Australia
Pamela Zeplin
Chapter 9: Abdul Abdullah: Art, marginality and identity
Leslie Morgan
Chapter 10: The Visible Hand: An urban accord for outsourced craft
Kevin Murray
Section IV: Interventions in Public Space
Chapter 11: Border Memorials: When the local rejects the global
SueAnne Ware
Chapter 12: Encountering the Elephant Parade: Intersections of aesthetics, ecology and economy
Elizabeth Grierson
Chapter 13: Re-imagining Dutch Urban Life: The Blue House in Amsterdam
Zara Stanhope
Conclusion
Chapter 14: Cities as Limitless Spaces of Simultaneity and Paradox
Chris Hudson
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