Creative City and the Sustainable Life: A Study on the Making of Cultural Spaces in Osaka and Bandung

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  • Viriya Sawangchot Independent Scholar, 39/51 Soi Raewadee 11, Muang, Nonthaburi, 11000, Thailand

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14456/jucr.2016.4

Keywords:

Creative class, Creative city, Sustainable life, Creative Class Subculture

Abstract

The terms creative city and creative class are notable in how urban development is understood today, and stress the importance of culture, art, and creativity in the urban context. This research critically examines the notion of creative city as a causal mechanism in changes in production and consumption in the urban and suburban regeneration of Osaka, Japan, and Bandung, Indonesia. It also draws attention to the effects of the “creative city model” in the cultural policies of these two cities within globally competitive economic platforms. By doing so, the research critiques this model vis-à-vis the potential of artists, academics, art activists, and creative people to seek alternative cultural sustainability.

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Author Biography

Viriya Sawangchot, Independent Scholar, 39/51 Soi Raewadee 11, Muang, Nonthaburi, 11000, Thailand

Viriya Sawangchot is an independent researcher based in Bangkok, Thailand. He was an API senior fellow (2013-2014), Asian Public Intellectual Program, Nippon Foundation. Previously he has been a lecturer in cultural studies program, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University. Recently He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries.

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Published

2016-06-29

How to Cite

Sawangchot, Viriya. 2016. “Creative City and the Sustainable Life: A Study on the Making of Cultural Spaces in Osaka and Bandung”. Journal of Urban Culture Research 12 (June):54-69. https://doi.org/10.14456/jucr.2016.4.

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