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Trans-Local-Act: Cultural practices within and across

Petrescu, Doina; Petcou, Constantin and Awan, Nishat, eds. 2011. Trans-Local-Act: Cultural practices within and across. Paris: aaa-peprav. ISBN 978-2-9530751-13 [Edited Book]

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Abstract or Description

This book brings together a series of reflections and practices around issues of local and trans-local cultural production within different contexts in Europe, prompted through the agency of a collaborative and networked project: Rhyzom (www.rhyzom.net).

All these cultures developed within local contexts are intrinsically related to political, economic, social and material aspects and to specific temporalities, spatialities, individual and collective histories and experiences. Like the whole Rhyzom project, the book is an attempt to create transversal links and connections within and across different local framings and to seize instances of the dynamic and complicated nature of notions of ‘local’ and ‘culture’ through multiple forms of practice, which address the critical condition of culture in contemporary society. In relations with ‘local, and ‘trans-local’, ‘place’ and ‘culture’, issues of conflict and contest, ecologies, politics and care practices, common and commonality, institutions and agencies are addressed.

The book is written by architects, artists, activists, curators, cultural workers, educators, sociologists, geographers and residents living in different rural and urban areas in Europe and is addressed to anyone concerned with the relation between culture, subjectivity, space and politics today. The list of projects and topics presented in the book is open: the Rhyzom website provides the framework for further displays and possible collaborations.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Date:

2011

Item ID:

23653

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2018 09:10

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 14:51

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23653

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