Banca de DEFESA: DMETRYUS TARGINO MARQUES DE SOUZA

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STUDENT : DMETRYUS TARGINO MARQUES DE SOUZA
DATE: 23/06/2022
TIME: 09:00
LOCAL: Sala 203 - PGTEC
TITLE:

The Death and Life of a small historic center: The “revitalization” process of the Cidade Alta neighborhood, Natal/RN


KEY WORDS:

Cidade Alta; Right to the City; Culture; Historic Centers; Henri Lefebvre.


PAGES: 174
BIG AREA: Ciências Sociais Aplicadas
AREA: Arquitetura e Urbanismo
SUMMARY:

Throughout Brazil, a series of initiatives arising from the public-private partnership aims central areas as a target for intervention. In Natal, the Beco da Lama in Cidade Alta, a neighborhood part of the historic center, has been gaining prominence as it becomes one of the city's main leisure sites, as well as a target of “revitalization” actions. Different groups, collectives, private associations and public authorities have been transforming the public and private spaces through ephemeral (parties, festivals, events, concerts, etc.) and permanent (projects and renovations) interventions. Ever since, representations that explore the idea of “death” and “life” to describe the status of “abandonment” of the neighborhood are intensified. Through the alliance between local entrepreneurs and the state power, the pre-existing artistic and cultural manifestations undergo severe restrictions that compromise their maintenance. The narratives that present the center as a “dead” space reveal strategies related to a tendency towards a touristification process of historic centers through an identity urbanism. On the other hand, there are still movements and collectives that act in the sense of carrying out exchanges based on the relationship between subjects and space, promoting identity through everyday practices. The urban space as a locus of dispute between the different - where conflicts appear in the form of the struggle for space - reminds us of Lefebvre's idea of the Right to the City. Understanding space as a category in the process of (re)production, a question arises: Are the recent appropriations of public spaces in Beco da Lama characterized as an exercise of the Right to the City or a trend towards a cultural turn? The main objective of this research was to understand the limits and possibilities of the appropriation of public spaces in Beco da Lama and surroundings, considering the conflict of interests between the different acting agents starting from the study on the relationship between the appropriation of public spaces and the Right to the City. In order to identify the purposes that guide the actions of the different acting groups, the open interview was used. Since the neighborhood is a commercial and historical center, it contains a multiplicity of historically consolidated agents, as well as being the scene of insurgencies and new forms of appropriation of public space in the city, any interventions can result in imbroglios since it's a delicate area. Market culturalism allied to an identity urbanism, guided by a planning that acts in the sense of gauging a "differential" for the city, promotes the consumption of the place through the production of a place of consumption. Through “deviation”, the appropriations that preceded the revitalization projects were able to reintroduce the meaning of public space as a locus of encounter and differences, a privileged place of everyday life and of the possible, of exchanges that are also guided by use value.


BANKING MEMBERS:
Presidente - 347575 - AMADJA HENRIQUE BORGES
Interna - 350489 - RUTH MARIA DA COSTA ATAIDE
Externa à Instituição - LIVIA IZABEL BEZERRA DE MIRANDA - UFCG
Notícia cadastrada em: 27/05/2022 14:59
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