Becoming non- blasé: slowness via urbanisation

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2014
Erdal, Berrak
In accordance with the rise of industrialization and technology, the “urban form” reshapes itself as the production relations and the new modern life find a unique way of transformation simultaneously. One of the factors behind that new urbanism is the time-space compression that accelerates the experience of time and reduces the significance of distance. With the impact of speed, the society develops a reaction, which is no reaction at all, as Georg Simmel defines as blasé attitude. In this thesis, a non-blasé urbanism that is truly based on the notion of slowness will be investigated with the examples of utopian urbanisms in global context.

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B. Erdal, “Becoming non- blasé: slowness via urbanisation,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2014.