The flâneur lost in the smart city

Author/s Giampaolo Nuvolati
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/122 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 62-76 File size 208 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2020-122005
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The smart city and the practice of flânerie can be considered two ways of conceiving the city on the opposites of a continuum that sees on the one hand the use of urban space in a technological and participatory key and, on the other, a series of behaviors strongly character-ized by emotional and self-referential aspects. In this article we will try to trace different as-pects of these opposites by identifying a series of conceptual couples that can help us in the process of framing these themes, aware of the defining uncertainties that accompany these dis-cussions. The conceptual pairs we will refer to are: reason vs. emotion, service vs. interstice, formal vs. informal, public vs. private, participation vs. individualism.

Keywords: Smart cities, flânerie, urban life, technology, participation, everyday life

Giampaolo Nuvolati, Il flâneur perso nella smart city in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 122/2020, pp 62-76, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2020-122005