See, Read the City through the Prism of Urban Art: Reflections on Some Methodological Challenges

Friday, 20 July 2018: 10:45
Oral Presentation
Caterine REGINENSI, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Darcy Ribeiro, Brazil
This paper aims to present some reflections and results of a visitor research (CNPq), entitled '' The city as an arena of opportunity: Ethnography of the city's margins, aesthetics and political sharing of the sensitive''. The project was built by a set of steps. The first one, completed in 2015, organized the ethnographic research, questioning the margins in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Campos dos Goytacazes and revealing several practices of the city that count on diverse cultural and artistic initiatives. In the second stage of the research, an ethnography of the moving margins was observed, observing spaces of the city, walking along with graffiti artists. And finally, the opportunity to observe and analyze the process of building two squares (one in Rio of Janeiro, and the other one in Campos) with artists and actors of planning, education and architecture, allowed a reading of the city from various artistic expressions. This paper aims to exemplify reflections that point to some methodological challenges from classical procedures of survey, such as interviews, for example, that may be inappropriate to take care of the aesthetic part of the city. Considering that the artistic manifestations, which take place in public space, resignify space forms, permanently or temporary.