Event Details

Date:
Wednesday, 02 May 2012
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room:
519
UQ Location:
Chamberlain Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Name:
Dr Jonathan Rhodes
Phone:
56838
Email:
j.rhodes@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
Geography, Planning and Environmental Management

Event Description

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Abstract
The role of bohemians in urban regeneration is contested. To bring some clarity, we conducted a structured literature review, inspired by the methodology of the systematic scientific genre. After searching nearly one thousand papers, we retained 380 articles for scrutiny. After more culling, three thematic groups emerged: ‘bohemian’, ‘bohemian + creative-city’ and ‘urban smart strategy’. Papers in the first strand were static with bohemians confined to a specific historical era, and the articles were not useful for model building. Papers in the last two strands were dynamic and their descriptive or analytical dissection of bohemians is useful. We engaged them to model urban bohemianism in three dimensions: productive vs. consumptive; collective vs. Individual; and artistic vs. scientific. We conclude that bohemians are a sub-group within the creative class. Authentic ones are radical artists or intellectuals, who are productive not consumptive. Wherever or whenever they emerge, they test limits and incite regenerative action.

Bio-sketch
Dr. Simon Huston is a Lecturer in the UQ School of Business and Dr. David Wadley is a Senior Lecturer in the UQ School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management.

Directions to UQ

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Directions:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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