The Arts and the City in Contemporary Societies

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

Historically, cultural, intellectual and artistic life in modern societies has concentrated in cities. Concentration of creators, spaces of artistic production, distribution and consecration; proliferation of artistic and cultural organizations, etc. have been transforming contemporary cities into real artistic laboratories, where new ideas, performances and artistic products emerge.

Currently, the local turn of cultural policies and the importance of the cultural dimension for understanding and promoting processes of urban regeneration and economic development of cities make that the complex relation between art, culture, territory and society become the centre of attention for numerous specialists.

Empirical and theoretical proposals analysing both the ways in which certain artistic expression contribute to shape cities, as well as how cities contribute to shape artistic expressions are invited for this session. Within this framework, we expect to receive proposals that focus on artistic and cultural expressions of the cities (as music, artistic and popular culture expressions, gastronomy, etc.); the influence of urban life in the creative process; cultural-led urban transformation processes; the impact of cultural and artistic policies in cities; artistic movements and sustainable cities; etc.

Session Organizers:
Arturo RODRIGUEZ MORATO, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain and Matias ZARLENGA, Universidad Tres de Febrero, Argentina
Oral Presentations
Art World Urbanism: On Iconic Cities and Urban Myths
Martin FULLER, Department of Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Arts-Led Urban Regeneration in the Iberoamerican Space
Arturo RODRIGUEZ MORATO, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; Matias ZARLENGA, Universidad Tres de Febrero, Argentina
Distributed Papers
The Creative District and the Political Crisis in Rio De Janeiro after 2013
Sabrina PARRACHO SANT'ANNA, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Culture Innovation and Public Participation Practices: Museomix Case from the Knowledgeability to the Social Capital As Growth Factor
Lucia MARCIANTE, University of Bologna, Department Sociology and business law, Italy; Melissa MORALLI, University of Bologna, Italy
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