Learning the City: Cultural Approaches to Civic Learning in by Hari Sacré, Sven De Visscher

By Hari Sacré, Sven De Visscher

This ebook explores a cultural realizing of towns and tactics of civic studying by means of scrutinizing city academic subject matters from a cultural reports point of view. This ebook methods the town as a cultural textile that includes social, fabric and symbolic dimensions, and describes how civic studying isn't an unintended final result of towns yet an integral part in which voters coproduce town. via a mixture of theoretical improvement and methodological mirrored image the chapters within the e-book discover 3 interrelated questions addressing the relationships among tradition, studying and town: How does civic studying look in city areas? How does civic studying occur via city areas? How are city areas created because of civic learning?

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By Hari Sacré, Sven De Visscher

This ebook explores a cultural realizing of towns and tactics of civic studying by means of scrutinizing city academic subject matters from a cultural reports point of view. This ebook methods the town as a cultural textile that includes social, fabric and symbolic dimensions, and describes how civic studying isn't an unintended final result of towns yet an integral part in which voters coproduce town. via a mixture of theoretical improvement and methodological mirrored image the chapters within the e-book discover 3 interrelated questions addressing the relationships among tradition, studying and town: How does civic studying look in city areas? How does civic studying occur via city areas? How are city areas created because of civic learning?

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Looking at her photograph (Fig. 1), she went on explaining: It’s relaxing, you know. It’s, like, we’re outside and we’re not with parents, but we’re also close enough to our parents to be comfortable [close to a friend’s house]. It’s kind of like a perfect balance of […] It’s just a place to run around, and there are not many places to run around in San Francisco,’cause, you know, it’s all urban. 2 Geographies of Hanging Out: Playing, Dwelling and Thinking … 29 So, even within the tight schedules and the functional urban order, young people do make space for playfulness, fun and friendship.

Were overwhelmed by the overall vivacity. The students compared their phenomenological reading with other texts on the Rabot area. Traditional and new media mainly describe a dangerous and dirty neighbourhood, without mentioning the vivacity and cultural diversity these students experienced and valued the most. Confused by those conflicting meanings, the students decided to collect more meanings on the Rabot area by interviewing residents. The resulting conversations addressed favorite places (material), social life (social) and meaning-making (symbolic).

As a result, the concept of urban space is not restricted to its physical boundaries, but requires knowledge of the relational production of space. In other words, the city can no longer be approached as a concept produced by local actors 3 Storytelling in Urban Spaces: Exploring Storytelling … 37 only, but appears as a ‘translocal assemblage’ of producers from inside and outside the city (McCann and Ward 2011). The challenge for social workers is not necessarily to become an expert in analysing the urban context as such, but to become aware of the relationship between spatial claims and translocal assemblages.

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