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Downtown Scene: art and politics in the urban space

Grant number: 13/18438-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Ruy Sardinha Lopes
Grantee:Andréia Paulina Costa
Host Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The ways, at once aesthetic and political, by which the art appropriates of the urban space, acquire great relevance in contemporaneity not only by allowing the questioning of art making and its relationship to the arts system, but also because is the aesthetic enrollment generating thinking about the city, contributing to its production. The clash between creativity and transgression inherent in the artwork and the limits and constraints imposed by other spheres, this case, the dynamics of the city itself, becomes, in this way, essential ingredient to a better understanding of this interrelationship. This research takes as its subject one of the moments where these two spheres were articulated In highly suggestive way and whose set of questions - for art and the urban thinking - raised here still has, we believe, great relevance to the present: the Downtown Scene - a cultural movement located in a specific region of the city of New York from the mid-1970s and 1980. (AU)

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COSTA, Andréia Paulina. Downtown scene: art and politics in the urban space. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC/SBD) São Carlos.

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