Localizing Design/Designing Location: Creative Cities in the Low Countries

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Through a constructivist approach, the formative processes creating an association between location and creativity are analysed, focusing on the establishment of three narratives of urban creativity: Antwerp, Brussels and Eindhoven. Each case study positions the city in its cultural and economic contexts, such as the globalization of trade in the context of the European Economic Community and the importance of tourism in post-industrial societies. An exploration is then made of the role of these creative cities in the cultural valorization of design and fashion, transforming them into effective calling cards for European cities. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-292
Number of pages18
JournalDutch Crossing
Issue number3
Early online date23 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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