Is it a smart city a creative place?

    Emilian Gwiaździński   Affiliation
    ; Dominika Kaczorowska-Spychalska Affiliation
    ; Luís Moreira Pinto Affiliation


Along this article we share our research in the field of urban creativity, in particular on how smart cities are becoming more and more independent and developing a spirit of sustainable autonomy that somehow creates creative opportunities in terms of memory and cultural identity. Our current article raises the issue of how can smart cities affect the creative process? We believe that creativity becomes a process linked into a digital world and becomes much more interactive. That is why new ways of artistic and digital expression can be welcomed by those who are used to new technologies, which daily influence human activity in the space of the city. In other words, with the use of the existing technology inside the cities and their interconnections with other cities we can conceive creative strategies that will contribute to preserve the memory as well as the cultural and creative identity of a people. Video-mapping is precisely one of those creative strategies, once it will directly interact between the real dimension and the virtual dimension. The use of video-mapping, as an element of covering the facades of buildings, can somehow help to make the streets more dynamic and transform them into other atmospheres. The city becomes part of the third dimension and people are interacting between the real and the virtual. The management of the urban space has been gradually changing and following the technological advance. Mobility and sustainability is one of the key factors in which a smart city has invested the most. Now is the time to invest in a relationship between the city and the people, making it more humane and giving space for creativity.


Šiame straipsnyje skelbiame tyrimus, susijusius su miesto kūrybiškumo sritimi, daugiausia dėmesio skirdami tam, kaip išmanieji miestai vis labiau ir labiau tampa savarankiškesni ir kuria tvaraus autonomiškumo dvasią, kuri tam tikru būdu lemia kūrybinių galimybių atsiradimą atminties ir kultūrinio tapatumo prasme. Šiame straipsnyje keliamas klausimas – kaip išmanieji miestai gali paveikti kūrybinį procesą? Manome, kad kūrybiškumas tampa procesu, susijusiu su skaitmeniniu pasauliu, ir darosi kur kas interaktyvesnis. Štai kodėl naujus meninės ir skaitmeninės išraiškos būdus palankiai priima tie, kurie yra įpratę prie naujųjų technologijų, o šios kasdien daro įtaką žmogaus aktyvumui miesto erdvėje. Kitaip tariant, naudojantis turimomis technologijomis miestuose ir pajungiant jų tarpusavio ryšius su kitais miestais, kūrybines strategijas galima suvokti kaip tai, kas padės išsaugoti žmonių atmintį, taip pat jų kultūrinį ir kūrybinį tapatumą. Vaizdo žemėlapių sudarymas yra viena iš tų kūrybinių strategijų, kuri sukurs tiesioginę realumo ir virtualumo dimensijų sąveiką. Vaizdo žemėlapiai kaip elementas, paslepiantis pastatų fasadus, tam tikru būdu gali padėti gatvėms tapti dinamiškesnėms ir paversti jas kita aplinka. Miestas tampa trečiosios dimesnsijos dalimi, o žmonės sąveikauja tarp to, kas yra realu, ir to, kas virtualu. Miesto erdvės valdymas pamažu kinta, atsižvelgiant į technologinę pažangą. Mobilumas ir tvarumas – vieni pagrindinių veiksnių, į kuriuos išmanusis miestas investavo daugiausia. Dabar yra metas investuoti į miesto ir žmonių santykį, paverčiant jį žmogiškesniu ir suteikiant erdvės kūrybiškumui.

Reikšminiai žodžiai: kūrybinis miestas, skaitmeninės technologijos, žmogus, informacijos ir komunikacijos technologijos, valdymas, išmanusis miestas.

Keyword : creative city, digital technologies, human being, information and communications technologies, management, smart city

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Gwiaździński, E., Kaczorowska-Spychalska, D., & Moreira Pinto, L. (2020). Is it a smart city a creative place?. Creativity Studies, 13(2), 460-476.
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