Live Montage in Mediated Urban-Experience: Between Media and Architecture

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


The purpose of this chapter is to reconstruct the idea of montage from the context of cinema studies and apply it to architecture, so as to reframe it as a live montage. Live montage is understood here as the new interconnection of spatial concepts such as everyday experience, the practice of the Urban Flanerie , and the semantic or mental juxtaposition of images (time montage) within the body’s medium. The nature of montage will be redefined through finding relations in neighbouring concepts, in particular, Heidegger’s idea of neighbourliness and neighbourhood to re-evaluate the nature of things concerning other concepts (Walley in The material of film and the idea of cinema: Contrasting practices in sixties and seventies avant-garde film. The M.I.T Press, Cambridge, pp. 15–31, 2003). Moreover, the chapter will delineate the boundaries and borders of montage as a concept that redefines itself through its relation to other concepts particularly through its reflections in the interface in everyday life between media and architecture.


Live montage Urban Flanerie Place/time montage Image recollection Medium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ArchitectureUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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