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

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Abstract

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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Bildkonst
  • Kulturstudier
  • Medievetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
StatusUnpublished - 2019 maj 18
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangLund Urban Creativity Conference 2019 - The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Lund, Sverige
Varaktighet: 2019 maj 152019 maj 18
https://www.academia.edu/37828761

Konferens

KonferensLund Urban Creativity Conference 2019
LandSverige
OrtLund
Period2019/05/152019/05/18
Internetadress

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