Thinking Out of the Urban Design Toolbox

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Part of the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society book series (ARIS)

Abstract

The essay focuses on the criticism of technology-centered urbanism, demanding a new role of the arts in urban design. Unfolding the course of history of the city in the urban age – from Industrial Revolution to Knowledge Society – key vectors dominating the urban development are discussed. The aim is to open up a larger conceptual field for interventions in the urban environment. The essay promotes Art as an ‘Urban Innovator’.

Keywords

Urbanization Urban innovation Industrial revolution Knowledge society City and media Art and arts-based research 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Arts ViennaWienAustria

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