More-than-human playful politics in young people’s practices of dwelling with the city

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Pyyry , N & Tani , S 2019 , ' More-than-human playful politics in young people’s practices of dwelling with the city ' , Social & Cultural Geography , vol. 20 , no. 9 , pp. 1218-1232 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2017.1358823

Title: More-than-human playful politics in young people’s practices of dwelling with the city
Author: Pyyry, Noora; Tani, Sirpa
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
Date: 2019-11-22
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Social & Cultural Geography
ISSN: 1464-9365
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/307780
Abstract: This paper is a conceptual argument for more-than-human playful politics in young people’s practices of spending their free time in the city. Reworking of urban space happens in a mode of playful experimentation and emerges from human-material encounters in the city: it arises from ‘dwelling with’. This understanding grants agency to the material world and has consequences to how we conceptualize everyday politics. Spatial reworking in ‘dwelling with’ is a more-than-human endeavor in which the city plays an active part: it is joint-participation. When young people are playfully engaged with the city, they are open to being differently with ordinary things and spaces. Openness to difference cultivates meaningful being-in- the-world and makes it possible to rework the city through new associations. Events of reworking become political in certain landscapes. Everyday spatial politics, then, is not always ‘serious business’ of political coordination – it can also arise from spontaneous intra-active play with the city.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
519 Social and economic geography
Dwelling
hanging out
nonrepresentational theory
parkour
play
posthumanism
skateboarding
spatial politics
young people
habitation
tra?ner entre amis
th?orie non repr?sentationnelle
jeu
post humanisme
faire du skateboard
politique de l?espace
jeunes
SPACE
GEOGRAPHIES
PARKOUR
THINKING
CHILDREN
GIRLS
CHILDHOODS
MOBILITY
STREET
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