“Our community is not commodity”: A visual storytelling of subtle resistance in creative cities

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“Our community is not commodity” : A visual storytelling of subtle resistance in creative cities. / Habibi, Zaki.

2019. Lund Urban Creativity Conference 2019, Lund, Sweden.

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Habibi, Z 2019, '“Our community is not commodity”: A visual storytelling of subtle resistance in creative cities', Lund Urban Creativity Conference 2019, Lund, Sweden, 2019/05/15 - 2019/05/18.

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Habibi, Zaki “Our community is not commodity”: A visual storytelling of subtle resistance in creative cities. Lund Urban Creativity Conference 2019, 15 May 2019, Lund, Sweden, Other, 2019.

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TY - CONF

T1 - “Our community is not commodity”

T2 - Lund Urban Creativity Conference 2019

AU - Habibi, Zaki

PY - 2019/5/18

Y1 - 2019/5/18

N2 - This paper examines cultural practices by contemporary creative collectives in two creative cities in Southeast Asia: George Town in Malaysia and Bandung in Indonesia. The aim is to address the tensions within the narrative branding of these post-colonial cities and the disruption of this narrative through everyday tactics of creative collectives who are rendered silent and unnoticed. The analysis explores the everyday lived experiences of individuals within the urban creative collectives as a kind of community who works collaboratively as crafter, visual artist, independent library or art space manager, and graphic designer. Informed by a series of field research in 2016-2017 through a combination of ethnographic observation and interview, and visual methodology in the form of photo-documentation, it argues that the creative collectives in the cities use disruptive tactics that form subtle resistance to the official narratives. These tactics include their inventiveness and resourcefulness through everyday creative practices, and their articulation of identities from grass-root level. The subtle resistance is evidenced in three inter-related analytical themes presented here in the form of a photo-essay as visual storytelling. These themes are disruption of memories, politics of recognition, and formation of organic space.

AB - This paper examines cultural practices by contemporary creative collectives in two creative cities in Southeast Asia: George Town in Malaysia and Bandung in Indonesia. The aim is to address the tensions within the narrative branding of these post-colonial cities and the disruption of this narrative through everyday tactics of creative collectives who are rendered silent and unnoticed. The analysis explores the everyday lived experiences of individuals within the urban creative collectives as a kind of community who works collaboratively as crafter, visual artist, independent library or art space manager, and graphic designer. Informed by a series of field research in 2016-2017 through a combination of ethnographic observation and interview, and visual methodology in the form of photo-documentation, it argues that the creative collectives in the cities use disruptive tactics that form subtle resistance to the official narratives. These tactics include their inventiveness and resourcefulness through everyday creative practices, and their articulation of identities from grass-root level. The subtle resistance is evidenced in three inter-related analytical themes presented here in the form of a photo-essay as visual storytelling. These themes are disruption of memories, politics of recognition, and formation of organic space.

KW - urban studies

KW - urban creativity

KW - creative collective

KW - visual method

KW - visual storytelling

KW - creative city

UR - https://www.pi.lu.se/en/what-we-do/theme-urban-creativity/urban-creativity-conference-2019

UR - https://urbancreativitylund.tumblr.com/tagged/conference2019

M3 - Other

Y2 - 15 May 2019 through 18 May 2019

ER -