City of Beats: Analysing Flânerie as a Practice for Living the Physical Space

Abstract: The flâneur is the urban vagabond in search of experiences and inspirations from serendipitously exploring a city environment. This construct is put beside post-modern stances about the suburban areas built and populated after the Second World War industrialization, along with considerations about ecological psychology, cultural materialism, and sound theory. The main concept is to provide those places with a communication level that would be pleasant to discover while wandering without a destination. Therefore it is desirable to conceive a meta-design tool able to incorporate creativity, ownership, and conviviality.

Citation: Torsi, Silvia. “City of Beats: Analysing Flânerie as a Practice for Living the Physical Space.” Cultural Influences on Architecture. IGI Global, 2017. 157-180. Web. 11 Jan. 2017. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1744-3.ch006

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About P. Andreadis

Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant in AI and Social Computation @ University of Edinburgh.

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