The Urban Gaze: Exploring Urbanity through Art, Architecture, Music, Fashion, Film and Media

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The Urban Gaze: Exploring Urbanity through Art, Architecture, Music, Fashion, Film and Media

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Edited by Silvia Mazzucotelli Salice

Year: 2016

Format: eBook (pdf)

This volume investigates urbanity as a cultural form. The essays illustrate the real and imaginary ways that we interact with the cities through the portal of the arts.

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This volume is designed to introduce readers to the interactions and crossovers between culture and the city. The volume in fact intends to investigate urbanity as a cultural form on the basis of a broader and geographically representative collection of case studies. In particular it offers a stimulating range of inter-disciplinary perspectives showing that urban space manifests itself as an interpretative gaze, anchored in human life not just as something to look at but as a cultural form to live in socially.
The essays illustrate the real and imaginary ways that we interact with the cities through the portal of the arts. The authors seek to expand and enhance our understanding of how Art, Architecture, Music, Fashion, Film and Media critically engage with urban space and actively contribute to the creation of original cityscapes thus revealing various cultural models of development.

Introduction: Urban Space as an Interpretative Gaze
Silvia Mazzucotelli Salice

Part I Projections: The City as a Subject in Film and Media

Captured Ideologies In Cinematic Spaces: Jacques Tati’s Les Vacances De M. Hulot, Mon Oncle and Playtime as Case Studies
Ayşegül Akçay

Contagious Media: Zombie Criticism of ‘Real’ Space
Naja Later

How Place Influences Popular Culture: Finding Meaning in Creative Media
Huston John Gibson and La Barbara James Wigfall

Part II Canvas: Artistic Encounters with Urban Environments

Micro Cities: Swoon’s Architectural Conversation Pieces and the Confrontation of Publics
Lara Bullock

Group Ginger: Legacy and Place Making through Temporal Use
Sarah Mills and Simon Baker

Part III Vibrations: Space and Place in Music Performance

All the World is a Stage: The Transformative Power of Space in Electronic Dance Music
Irina Cvijanović

Musicking Tourism: Music Performance in Bars in the Tourist Industry in the Contemporary Old Town of Lijiang, Yunnan
Shuo Yang

Part IV Creations: Production and Consumption in the Fashion and Music Industries

Image Thunderstorm: Brazilian Urban Fashion and Music as a Symbolic Web
Maria Carolina Garcia, Sylvestre Luiz Thomaz Gonçalves Netto, Carolina Testoni Parisi Corrêa
and Silvana Ventura Ribeiro Bujarski

‘Pirates’ and ‘Freetards’: The Discourses and Rhetoric of Online Music Consumption
Nick Webber

Exploring a Digitised, Networked Milieu: The Cardiff Independent Music Sector in the Age of Immaterial Product
Joanne Coates

Part V Visions: Reimagining Urban Space

Creative Revitalization of the Urban Space: The Residual Areas Project in Turin
Silvia Mazzucotelli Salice

Urban-Architecture as a Battleground of Socio-Cultural Struggle
Murat Çetin

Reinventing Urban Landscape: 21st-Century Data-Scape Alteration
Tamara Marić, Marina Tolj and Bojana Bojanić Obad Šćitaroci

Silvia Mazzucotelli Salice is is currently research fellow at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Università Cattolica of Milan. She is primarily concerned with the interplay of art and urbanities. To date she has found public space a rich site for sociological inquiry.