Het Urban Future-project

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Het Urban Future-project

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Het Urban Future-project
Author: Scholten, H.E.
Issue Date: 2016-11-16
Keywords: Urbanization
Visual art
Abstract: Central to this research is the Urban Future-project, which consists of a large archive of artworks made from 2002 until now. The original question underpinning this project was: what influence do chaos, entropy and fragmentation have on the viability of the rapidly developing urbanizing world? In the course of the research project, the (literature and field) explorations led to the assumption that there is a demonstrable and necessary link between the quality of life in the city and vital social cohesion on the one hand and chaos, entropy and fragmentation on the other. In the artistic part of the research focuses on the question: is it possible to make the supposed connection between quality of urban life and chaos, entropy and fragmentation visible in artwork and, if so, how? In the written dissertation, working methods and strategies are contextualized and analyzed. The visual part derives from an artist's position which uses non-verbal, sensorial strategies to reach new insights. It mainly focuses on the visual and aesthetic possibilities of aspects of fragmentation, chaos and entropy because Scholten considers these aspects, as productive forces, to be the core of the experience of urbanization.
Promotor: Supervisor: J.C. Wesseling, R.W. Boomkens, J.B. Koeman
Faculty: Humanities
University: Leiden
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/44248

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