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This entry was posted on 07 Jul 2016 in Book Launches, Programme and tagged .

BOOK LAUNCH | ‘Urban Interventions’, edited by Paula Guerra, Pedro Costa and Pedro Soares Neves (17 July 2016)

Price: Free.


Urban milieus have always been determinant to the development of artistic practices and creative dynamics. Artistic and creative practices are (and always were) spatially uneven, as they are strongly territorially determined, due to the deeply embedded mechanisms inherent to creation, production, intermediation and fruition spheres, transversally to all kinds of cultural activities. This gains particular relevance in the framework of what Allen Scott designates as “cognitive-cultural capitalism”, and the way symbolic knowledge is increasingly central in contemporary global contexts of functioning of economies and societies. On the other hand, participatory mechanisms and artistic work with communities have been feeding in recent years a dynamic streamline in terms of local development practices and territorial planning. An increasing interest of social sciences with the relation between arts, creativity and social innovation, evidencing the key role that cultural activities play in creating collaborative methodologies and strategies and in enhancing participation and empowerment, has put forward new mechanisms of generating cultural, social and economic value and fostering social innovation in the most diverse communities. Cover_ Urban InterventionsIn that sense, this publication aims at contributing for further discussion on these topics, proposing an integrated approach to examine the relationship between territory(ies), art and creativity, exploring urban interventions from Portugal to Brazil, Romania or Slovenia.


>> Date and hour: 15 July 2016, 15h30-16h00
>> Presentation: Paula GuerraPedro CostaPedro Soares Neves


Palacete Viscondes Balsemão, Porto | Curated by Paula Guerra and Tânia Moreira




KISMIF Conference 2016 - Aftermovie (17-22 July 2016)