UrbanDig Project featured in the collective book «Interrelationships Between Sport and the Arts»
«Interrelationships Between Sport and the Arts» is a multidisciplinary collection that examines different dimensions of the interrelationships between sport and the arts. This book is a significant new contribution to understanding both sports and the arts, not just in their separate contexts, but also in amalgam. It represents a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students of Sports, Visual Art, Literature, History, Sociology, Social Theory and Cultural Studies.
The last chapter of the book entitled «UrbanDig Project: sport practices and artistic interventions for co-creating urban space» written by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Eirini Iliopoulou and Matina Magkou, argues that sports and art can compose a common cultural language that operates as a tool for communities to co-create urban space. In particular, the chapter discusses certain moments of the UrbanDig Project’s work, as fruitful examples of its social impact. Within the conceptual framework of the production of space and the sports-art representations, it looks into how sport and artistic practices can intervene in the urban space, map the communities’ aspirations and lead to collective decision-making as an alternative grassroots participatory-planning method.
The chapter is based on the article “UrbanDig Project: sport practices and artistic interventions for co-creating urban space”, by Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Eirini Iliopoulou and Matina Magkou, published in 2018 in «Sport in Society» magazine.
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