Non-relational regimes of urban modernization

JOSEPH-LESTER, Jaspar (2010). Non-relational regimes of urban modernization. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 9 (2), 163-175.

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Seen alongside Donald Gibson's plans for the rebuilding of the city centre in the post-war period, the recently commissioned Jerde Master Plans for Coventry's city centre (2008) provide some insight into the materiality of ideological and political frameworks and their affects on social space. With Gibson and Jerde's proposals for regeneration, I will consider the forceful and persuasive movement between images of newly designed cities to explore how these representations are deployed as active agents for social, economic and political systems of governance. Here the phantasmagoric image of the future city exists within a multiplicity of competing logics that rather than simply continuing in a linear cycle of modernization and urban renewal, coexist as distinct political and social systems.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Page Range: 163-175
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 15:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 10:15

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