The construction of a Civic Neighbourhood as/through cultural production: a discourse analytical approach to participatory art and temporary architecture

Catenaccio, Paola and Khonsari, Torange (2018) The construction of a Civic Neighbourhood as/through cultural production: a discourse analytical approach to participatory art and temporary architecture. Lingue Culture Mediazioni - Languages Cultures Mediation (LCM Journal), 4 (2). pp. 13-33. ISSN 2284-1881

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Abstract

This essay investigates the construction of a neighborhood in East London, both in its discursive and its socio-cultural and material dimensions. The analysis combines methodologies from the fields of critical discourse analysis, participatory art, temporary architecture and urban commons to offer a “thick description” of professional, political and discursive practices involved in the definition and creation of a civic neighbourhood. The analysis focuses on civic neighbourhood project in East London called InterAct while the pivotal point of the project was the building of a piece of temporary architecture, the planning and ongoing construction of a civic neighbourhood involved a much more far-reaching production of material and symbolic artifacts which jointly represent a form of position taking within a site of social, cultural and symbolic struggle (Bourdieu 1993, 30). The study provides a critical description of the InterAct project, illustrating its purpose, goals and rationale and critically examines some of the publicly available discursive artifacts which revolve around it. The research approach programmatically seeks to combine insights from multiple methodological research traditions in order to investigate a complex socio-cultural phenomenon with considerable possible political ramifications.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: civic neighbourhood; discourse analysis; participatory art; temporary architecture; urban commons
Subjects: 700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 710 Civic & landscape art
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
Department: The CASS
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 10:49
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1460

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