An Art Research Of Urban Spatial Practices And Mobilizing Images

Emancipating bodies and signs at Montevideo’s Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo

Authored by: Laura Trafí-Prats

The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138909939
eBook ISBN: 9781315693699
Adobe ISBN: 9781317437260

10.4324/9781315693699.ch21

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Abstract

Despite their different geographies and socio-political histories, all cities share transversal characteristics that define life in urban conditions, which include being complex and incomplete systems that deploy “the possibility of making—making the urban, the politic, the civic” (Sassen, 2013, p. 209). Contemporary global cities are affected by extensive institutionalization, surveillance and commercialization that put under attack such possibility of making and political transformation (Lefebvre, 2003; Sassen, 2013).

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