Disruptive strategies in the Postdigital city

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  • Cities and Urbanism

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  • Disruptive strategies in the Postdigital city

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  • (Short paper)

    Keywords: Post-Digital Space, Right to the City, Hardware Criticism, Appropriation.

    The development of the sociotechnical apparatus shaping our PostDigital space and culture ran simultaneously with the conception of a relational and processual reality and the development of computation and networks, which are becoming ubiquitous. These technologies have embedded in our physical space, giving birth to a fuzzy system that struggles between the opportunities for collective engagement, offered by the networked communication, and the capacity of control of a pervasive and opaque system. Art has been experimenting with these new technologies from its inception thus assuming the aesthetical and political commitment to develop strategies capable of disrupting the codes of domination and promoting a collective and constructive appropriation of space. These strategies refer to practices of embodiment and encounter, capable of promoting new assemblages towards the accomplishment of the Right to the City, the new citizenship proposed in the theories by Lefebvre and the actions of the Situationists.

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