24/03/2022, h. 17:00 – 19:15
Politecnico di Milano, Campus Leonardo, Via Golgi 40, AULA 25.2.2
Rethinking global urbanism through cultural flagships
This presentation traces the global spread of new cultural flagships – large museums, multifunction arts venues, performance venues and libraries – between 1990 and 2019 as a globally mobile urban intervention, based on a custom-built database containing 280 flagship buildings worldwide with a total cost of USD2019 58 billion. It finds a strong increase in the number of new cultural flagships opened between the early 1990s and the late 2010s. Beyond illustrating the fast-changing geographies of global cultural circuits, our results call for an extension of the concept of global cities to encompass culture and a notion of global urbanism that recognizes the dynamics of non-Western cities in sectors such as high culture, long considered a prerogative of Western cities.
Relatore: David Gogishvili and Martin Müller, Department of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne
Discussant: Paolo Scrivano, DAStU, Politecnico di Milano
Responsabili: Davide Ponzini and Abdallah Jreij