The city on the move: everyday life, embodied affectivities and topological networks

Abstract: The main question of this article is the following: how to study the spatial dimension of the city and urban life? Before presenting a case study, these pages develop a theoretical and methodological approach to address the case of large cities. The main objective is to offer a multidimensional and grounded approach to the social construction of the movement city. The first part reviews the different aspects of the perspective of the city as a movement space. The second part analyzes the component of spatial practices and subjectivity integrated in this conception of the city as a movement space. The third section deals with the affectivities and corporeality of the moving city. Subsequently, the situational perspective and topological networks are presented as ways of apprehending dense fragments of the urban that integrate what has been proposed in the previous sections. To close with some final reflections that highlight both the potential of such an approach and its limitations. Access here.




Alicia Lindón


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