World Culture Districts – Spaces of the 21st century


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Cultural districts are playing a key cultural and social role throughout the world in the twenty-first century. They offer an incomparable density of art and culture and have a profound influence on the development of cities and regions. “World Culture Districts” presents the first-ever overview of this phenomenon, featuring fifteen of the most important cultural districts on six continents. The range of different kinds of cultural districts and their respective influence on space and society is revealed, and essays by international experts such as Gail Lord, Adrian Ellis, Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton, Vitus H. Weh and Christian Strasser shed light on current issues surrounding their development and impact.

CULTURE DISTRICTS: Alserkal Avenue Dubai, United Arab Emirates, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura Lugano, Switzerland, Museumsinsel Berlin Berlin, Germany, Quartier des Spectacles Montréal, Quebec, Canada, The GoDown Arts Centre Nairobi, Kenya, Gorky Park and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow, Russia, M9 Mestre, Italy, MuseumsQuartier Wien Vienna, Austria, Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom, Töölönlahti Helsinki, Finland, Instituto Inhotim Brumadinho, Brazil, MASS MoCA North Adams, Massachusetts, USA, Poblenou District Barcelona, Spain, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand, West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong, China


Editor: MuseumsQuartier Wien, Director Christian Strasser

Editorial Team: Djeiran Malek-Hofmann, Irene Preißler, Erwin Uhrmann

Design: Rosebud Design GmbH

Publisher: Verlag für moderne Kunst

Number of pages: 240 pages

Launguage: English / German

Publication date: September 2021

Size: 28 x 22 cm


English, German


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