Mute Vol. 2 No. 12: The Creative City In Ruins

Mute Vol. 2 No. 12: The Creative City In Ruins
Author: Josephine Berry Slater (Ed.)
Publisher: Mute Publishing
Language: English
Pages: 116
Size: 22.4 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
Weight: 500 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-906496-34-0
Price: €7.00
Product Description

Post-Fordist State planners, developers, and their entrepreneurial service arm have debased the meaning of ‘creativity’ to a shallow pretext for the further looting of cities and public wealth. The aestheticisation of selective zones of our cities is a mere fig leaf covering the acts of enclosure and exclusion that cultural regeneration entails. But as the recession bites, there are signs that dreams of the Creative City are crashing, as the public purse-strings tighten and the financial sector’s ability to underwrite the creative industries weakens. In this issue we examine that possibility, explore artists’ creative sabotage of their own regenerative co-optation, and philosophically examine what ‘expression’ might actually be.

Deriving Under the Influence
By Chris Jones
CG 2014: Formulary for a Skewed Urbanism
By Neil Gray
The Creative City in Ruins
By Nils Norman
Concerning Art and Social Change
By Marco Deseriis and Brian Holmes
All Mouth, No History
By William Dixon
Debt: The First Five Thousand Years
By David Graeber
Hungry Ghost
By Paul Helliwell
A Climatic Disorder? Class, Coal and Climate Change
By John Cunningham
'The Simple Expression of Complex Thought': For a Media Theory of Expression
By M. Beatrice Fazi
Objective Phantoms
By Kenneth Cox