Living Cities: Tropical Imaginaries (Issues 1 & 2) [PUBLISHED]

2018-04-25

Vol 17, No 2 (2018): Tropical Imaginaries & Living Cities

In this special issue on cities, tropical imaginary comes to the fore while the metropolis provides the space for imagination. Many tropical cities have physical presence - Darwin, Singapore, Hong Kong, Havana - others morph into haunted spaces or spaceships; or dissolve into a haze as memory and imagination take the stage. Yet these spaces are always alive, their virtual presence becomes the matrix that holds the imagination. Papers engage martial arts, short stories, novels, poetry, and speculative fiction, transition into visual art through sci fi magazine covers, graffiti and heritage arts spaces, and close with film.

  

Vol 17, No 1 (2018): Living Cities: Tropical Imaginaries

‘Living Cities: Tropical Imaginaries' reminds us that urban environments are both created and creative spaces concerned with peopled and lived experiences and their interaction with material, cultural and natural environments. The issue explores architecture, design, creative industries and economies, heritage, urban myths, narratives, everyday life and flânerie.