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The Impact of Artists on Contemporary Urban Development in Europe

Editors: Murzyn-Kupisz, Monika, Działek, Jarosław (Eds.)

  • Is a significant contribution to the literature on stakeholders in contemporary cities
  • Moves beyond existing narratives focused on the impact of artists on urban regeneration
  • Describes cities in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
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This book provides an up-to-date, critical review of theoretical concepts connecting artists and urban development. It focuses on the multidimensionality of potential and actually observed interactions between artists and cities and their impacts on urban space, its form, functions and perceptions. Departing from the viewpoint that a more nuanced geography of artists is still needed to fully conceptualise the diversity of roles artistic creatives play in urban transformations, the book presents contributions with a common denominator of distinguishing artists as a unique professional and social group.

The essays focus on the complexity of the artists’ spatial preferences and analyse a myriad of expressions of artists’ presence in urban centres in different geographic, political, economic, social, and spatial contexts drawing on experiences from 16 cities across Europe. The book presents several case studies ranging from Spain to Russia and from Scandinavia to Slovenia, and offers new pathways into understanding the implications of artists’ residence and activities in contemporary cities.

Apart from presenting less obvious expressions of artists’ involvement in urban transformations such as their participation in urban planning or grass root urban movements, the volume explores the ambivalence of artists’ interactions with cities. Particular chapters test several divergent narratives of artistic creatives as inspirers and instigators of urban changes, pioneers of gentrification, contesters and resisters of neoliberal urban policies or mere indicators of transformations inspired by other actors, instrumentalized by public and private stakeholders. 

About the authors

Monika Murzyn-Kupisz holds a doctorate and a post-doctoral habilitation in economic sciences from Cracow University of Economics and an MA in European Leisure Studies (a joint diploma of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Tilburg University, Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao and Loughborough University). She is a professor at the UNESCO Chair for Heritage and Urban Studies, Faculty of Public Economics and Public Administration, Cracow University of Economics. She specialises in multidisciplinary research within the broad field of cultural economics, heritage studies and urban studies, with a special focus on heritage, heritage institutions, cultural and creative activities and artists as well as urban regeneration processes, in particular their analysis in the context of Central and Eastern Europe.

 

Jarosław Działek, PhD, is a graduate in geography and sociology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He is an assistant professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University. His research interests include a focus on the social dimensions of local and regional development. He is the author and co-author of a number of books and papers on the following topics: geography of artists and creativity, cultural heritage and social capital building, social capital resources in Poland, perception of natural hazards. 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Theorising Artists as Actors of Urban Change

    Murzyn-Kupisz, Monika (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Artists as Pioneers or Tools for Urban Redevelopment? Inside the ‘Village of Artists’ of Saint-Gilles, Brussels

    Debroux, Tatiana

    Pages 47-66

  • Artists as Initiators of Urban Transformation: Are Gentrification and Touristification Inevitable? A Case Study of the Reuter Quarter in Neukölln, Berlin

    Ikeda, Mariko

    Pages 67-90

  • Do Artists Need Artistic Quarters? Spatial Preferences and Choices of Artists in Krakow

    Działek, Jarosław (et al.)

    Pages 91-120

  • Dynamics Behind the Rise of a Creative Space? A Creative Quarter Development in Belgrade

    Jocić, Nikola (et al.)

    Pages 121-139

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53217-2
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Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53215-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of Artists on Contemporary Urban Development in Europe
Editors
  • Monika Murzyn-Kupisz
  • Jarosław Działek
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
123
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53217-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53217-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53215-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 337
Number of Illustrations and Tables
60 b/w illustrations
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