EXPERIMENTING WITH THE URBAN EXPERIENCE: Rio, Lisbon and Weimar. A (re)search for creative collaborations and active exercises of citizenship

  • This practice-based research examines platforms and encounters that have a participatory character as a strategy to create lived and shared experiences where new forms of appropriation of the city can emerge. The selected case studies propose and initiate certain urban experiences that induce changes in perception, the exchange of perspectives, and that denaturalize habits and patterns of behavior. I suggest that when these sensitive experiences become imprinted in body memory, they can empower citizens to have more active, creative, and/or critical attitudes towards their environments. Searching for new repertoires of everyday practices that contest commodification of both the body and the city, this thesis is oriented towards open-ended processes of constructing mentalities rather than those of planning changes on the material conditions of public space. It uses forms of academic investigation that merge intellectual debate and experimental practice, joining art, urbanism and social engaged practices in an extradisciplinary (Howes 2007) attitude towards the city. Based on the materials generated by the case studies (combining theoretical knowledge with artistic sensibility), the affective and corporeal involvement of researchers in the situations they analyze and co-create, is sustained in opposition to the traditional academic critical distance.
  • Esta investigação de base prática examina encontros e plataformas de base participativa como uma estratégia para criar vivências partilhadas onde novas formas de apropriação urbana possam ocorrer. Os estudos de caso selecionados propõem e iniciam certas experiências urbanas que induzem mudanças perceptivas, o intercâmbio de perspectivas e a desnaturalização de hábitos e padrões de comportamento. O trabalho sugere que, quando estas experiências são impressas na memória corporal dos participantes, estes poderão ser capacitados a ter atitudes mais ativas, creativas e/ou críticas em relação ao meio onde vivem. Buscando novos repertórios de práticas quotidianas que contestem a mercantilização do corpo e da cidade, esta tese está orientada aos processos abertos de construção de mentalidades ao invés do planejamento de alterações nas condições materiais do espaço público. São usadas formas de investigação acadêmica que dilui as fronteiras entre o debate intelectual e a prática experimental, unindo arte, urbanismo e práticas sociais numa atitude extradisciplinar (Howes 2007) em relação à cidade. Baseado em materias gerados pelos estudos de caso (combinando conhecimento teórico e sensibilidade artística), esta tese sustenta o envolvimento afetivo e corpóreo dos investigadores em situações que eles analisam e co-produzem, opondo-se assim à tradicional distância crítica acadêmica.

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Author: Daniela Brasil
URN:urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20110811-15525
Title Additional (German):Mit dem urbanen Erlebnis experimentieren: Rio, Lissabon und Weimar. Eine Recherche kreativer Kollaboration und aktiver Bürgerbeteiligung
Advisor:Dr. Habil. Max Welch Guerra
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/08/11
Year of first Publication:2011
Date of final exam:2011/07/25
Release Date:2011/08/11
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Granting Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur]
Institutes:Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur] / Professur Raumplanung und Raumforschung
Tag:Extradisziplinarität; Stadtforschung; kollektive Kreativität
active citizenship; art; collaboration; extradisciplinarity; lived-experiences; participation; public space; urbanism
GND Keyword:Bürgerbeteiligung; Erlebnis; Kunst; Stadtplanung; Öffentlicher Raum
Dewey Decimal Classification:700 Künste und Unterhaltung / 710 Landschaftsgestaltung, Raumplanung / 710 Städtebau, Raumplanung, Landschaftsgestaltung
BKL-Classification:20 Kunstwissenschaften / 20.05 Kunst in Beziehung zu anderen Wissenschaftsgebieten
21 Einzelne Kunstformen / 21.74 Landschaftsgestaltung, Gartenkunst
74 Geographie, Raumordnung, Städtebau / 74.60 Raumordnung, Städtebau: Allgemeines
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell