About the Book
This publication is a collection of such ruminations in the form of an essay, interviews with academics and a series of projects from two streets in very different European contexts. With the aim to explore the role of creative methods in urban research this publication looks at the ways in which cities are made and lived in. Using the examples of two cities - Milan and Tallinn - it tests how focusing on a single street could result in valuable broad insight into the neighborhood, city and state. Focusing more precisely on how techniques which are more commonplace in creative practices - media studies, photography, illustration, design, marketing etc. - can create new knowledge in conjunction with more traditional research methods.
Urbiquity is a platform for creative and critical urbanism. Using visual methods alongside text and materiality, Urbiquity aims to investigate sociality in the built environment and generate new knowledge of the ways we inhabit increasingly multilayered, contextual and connected global localities. Our aim is to relate to seemingly imperceptible processes – either too large or small, too distant or close to grasp without conscious study. Urbiquity employs both urban theory and creative practice in creating new, interdisciplinary research.