White night: city as event

Danny Butt, Nikos Papastergiadis, Scott McQuire

Research Unit in Public Cultures | Published : 2015


The nature of public events are changing as cities evolve. As people move more and more around the world, and information is circulating in increasingly complex patterns and rapid rhythms, the horizons of our urban landscape are also undergoing radical transformation. Urban illumination projects, which have become popular in cities around the world over the last decade, are a particularly visible sign of the ways in which new technologies and forms of public action are being combined to produce temporary transformations of urban space. In this project we seek to examine the impact of a major public event — White Night — in the City of Melbourne. Through this event we witness a significant s..

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