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Espace urbain, art et utopie. Une approche critique de la dimension utopique dans l'artiation des espaces urbains de la ville

Abstract : This research evolves around the concepts of art, urban space and utopia. It analyses the distance that exists between the conceived space of urban planners and the practiced, thought and narrated space of users and passers-by. The interest of this research lies in the reality of a city that has been conceived in terms of utopia and the functions that art plays in its very conception. In this sense, the research interrogates the relationships between art and the urban spaces in which the artwork is integrated. This research question assumes the existence of two lines of inquiry: First, one that questions the intentions of the conceivers of these highly aestheticized spaces. Second, the one that analyses the practices in urban spaces and the perception of the artworks inserted in the urban fabric. Taking ethnography as the main methodological approach, the research analyses these tensions by focusing on a city which has been conceived and built in a particular way: Gibellina, in Sicily (close to Trapani). Destroyed by an earthquake in 1968, the city has been conceived as “the largest open-air contemporary museum in Europe”, and this idea makes it an excellent example to study this set of problems.
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Anna Juan Cantavella. Espace urbain, art et utopie. Une approche critique de la dimension utopique dans l'artiation des espaces urbains de la ville. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université Pierre Mendès-France - Grenoble II; Université de Barcelone, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00443791⟩

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