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Authors:Claudia Contreras: University of Barcelona, Spain
Publication title:Uses and Interactions: Barcelona’s Metro
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:059
Abstract:Ecology of the Metro implies recognition of two interventions; on one hand; contributions in terms of configuring space; management of stations and facilities; on the other; participation of those who transit and through use transform but are also transformed. The user-space interaction emerges as shaper and recipient of environments. Beyond its structures and functioning as part of the city; the Metro operates as a framework of representation; which responds to historic; economic; political and social dimensions. From a situated and interactionist perspective; this paper focuses on these interconnected aspects that result in the performance of the actors; as well as; the performance of the actors as a trigger for these processes. This is part of ethnographic work done in Barcelona’s Metro; through micro-study it attends to the relationship between social actors and space from which it underlines aspects of mobility; control; interaction and production of environments.
No. of pages:7
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Claudia Contreras (2011). Uses and Interactions: Barcelona’s Metro, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011;article=059 (accessed 10/5/2015)