Creative precariousness, urban discontent and cultural networks: An introduction to a public lecture with Néstor García Canclini

Dinardi, Cecilia. 2016. Creative precariousness, urban discontent and cultural networks: An introduction to a public lecture with Néstor García Canclini. International Journal of Cultural Studies, ISSN 1367-8779 [Article]

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Following from a public lecture at City University London, the articles discuss the interface between creativity, urban transformation, precariousness and social networking. This introduction places the lecture within the framework of North–South academic exchanges and
in relation to how Latin American cities are responding to the rise of the creative economy in urban policy development. The main article, written by Néstor García Canclini, provides the foundation for an anthropology of precariousness and creativity in the context of globalised urban discontent and the transformation of space through information technologies. Voicing classical cultural studies concerns about identities, economy, global imaginaries and political resistance, he examines the strategies and networks that young creative producers, cultural entrepreneurs and artists use to navigate contradictory transnational processes. The article offers a renewed critical perspective into creative urbanism, connecting local cultural practices with global processes of neoliberal economic restructuring, urban violence and social exclusion. In doing so, it delineates the possibilities for an emancipatory transformation of urban space in times of increasing uncertainty

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/1367877916629846

Keywords:

creativity, Latin American cities, networks, precariousness, social movements, transnationalisation, young people

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute for Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship (ICCE)

Dates:

DateEvent
9 June 2016Published
23 December 2015Accepted

Item ID:

19775

Date Deposited:

10 Mar 2017 14:29

Last Modified:

24 Nov 2017 15:24

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19775

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