Journal article

Welcome to The Promenade City: A Gentri-Fictional Cartography of Stockholm in the Postindustrial Age

Helen Runting, HeLene Frichot

ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

As we enter the age of cognitive capitalism and immaterial labor, postindustrial cities like Stockholm in Sweden are witnessing the emergence of both a post-regulatory planning policy climate and the concomitant transfer of responsibilities for design regulation and housing provision from the municipality to distributed networks of producer–consumers. As governments effectively withdraw from direct engagement in city-building efforts, new divisions of labor and new forms of control thus become apparent. This essay considers the implications of these shifts by addressing the “gentri-fictions” through which they operate. Deploying notions of chora and “container technologies” as they have been..

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