Contextures : inscriptions of urban space in inner-city Berlin

Show simple item record West-Pavlov, Russell B. 2014-08-26T07:11:38Z 2014-08-26T07:11:38Z 2013
dc.description.abstract This article sets up a dialogue between photographs of urban art, artifacts, and architecture in the Prenzlauer Berg district of former East Berlin with a meditation on the ways in which urban subjects interact with their environment so as to transform both themselves and their city. The article works with notions of fluid “folded” relationships between city space and denizens, suggesting that these are not discrete entities interacting with each other according to the Euclidean paradigm of container and inhabitants, respectively. Rather, urban subjects are manifestations and products of the space that brings them forth. Any aesthetic practices on the part of urban subjects are recursive actions that modify the urban fabric continuum of which those subjects are a part, thus initiating complex environmental, political, and subjective changes, which can be understood under the rubrics of Lefebvre’s “right to the city” as well as the work of more recent theorists. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Co-funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Australian Research Council (DFG Project ID : 447 AUS-113/25/0-1; ARC Project ID : LX0668626). en_US
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dc.identifier.citation West-Pavlov, RB 2013, 'Contextures : inscriptions of urban space in inner-city Berlin', Space and Culture, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 323-344. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1206-3312 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1552-8308 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/1206331213487055
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2013 en_US
dc.subject City en_US
dc.subject Berlin en_US
dc.subject Graffiti en_US
dc.subject Textuality en_US
dc.subject Urban subjects en_US
dc.title Contextures : inscriptions of urban space in inner-city Berlin en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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