Urban Events Under the Post-Political Condition: (Im)Possibilities for Emancipation in a Small-Scale City in Switzerland

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Title
Urban Events Under the Post-Political Condition: (Im)Possibilities for Emancipation in a Small-Scale City in Switzerland
Title of the book
Public Space Unbound: Urban Emancipation and the Post-Political Condition
Author(s)
Salzbrunn Monika, Dellwo Barbara, Aleman Serjara
Publisher
Knierbein Sabine Viderman Tihomir
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Published
Issued date
2018
Language
english
Abstract
With its international organizations, multinational companies and significant economic growth, the Métropole lémanique - extending from Montreux (CH) to Annemasse (F) and encompassing Geneva - has been marked for several years by processes of "super-diversification". These are accompanied by strategies of urban marketing of diversity and performances of belonging. Emblematic for such phenomena, "La Grande Table" in Morges constitutes an event displaying culinary and "multicultural" folklore promoted by local authorities. The celebration is organized by the Swiss-Foreigner Commission of the city every second year and translates the integration politics and visibilization strategies of different communities. Based on interviews and ethnographic observations, we interrogate the way public space is thought, negotiated or consumed by its various actors, from organizers to vendors and performers. We show how this event enables community making by celebrating multiple belonging in public space, ultimately revealing rescaling processes of the global and the local in the making.
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