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Pimp My Ride: mapping vernacular creativity in an industrial city

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Abstract


  • This case study reveals how a researcher mapped

    a creative industry sector - custom car designing in

    Wollongong - and made it ‘visible’. It outlines a process

    of responsive engagement with youth that revealed a

    skilled and economic scene that challenges standard

    conceptions of artistic expression. ‘Cruising’ with youth

    and plotting their sites of activity using Google Maps

    identified an extensive, largely overlooked market and

    encouraged a renewed discussion about what constituted

    the city’s creative strengths and assets.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Warren, A. (2013). Pimp My Ride: mapping vernacular creativity in an industrial city. In L. Andersen & M. Malone (Eds.), All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government (pp. 42-47). Sydney, Australia: UTS epress.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3276&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2275

Book Title


  • All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government

Start Page


  • 42

End Page


  • 47

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia

Abstract


  • This case study reveals how a researcher mapped

    a creative industry sector - custom car designing in

    Wollongong - and made it ‘visible’. It outlines a process

    of responsive engagement with youth that revealed a

    skilled and economic scene that challenges standard

    conceptions of artistic expression. ‘Cruising’ with youth

    and plotting their sites of activity using Google Maps

    identified an extensive, largely overlooked market and

    encouraged a renewed discussion about what constituted

    the city’s creative strengths and assets.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Warren, A. (2013). Pimp My Ride: mapping vernacular creativity in an industrial city. In L. Andersen & M. Malone (Eds.), All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government (pp. 42-47). Sydney, Australia: UTS epress.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3276&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2275

Book Title


  • All Culture is Local: Good practice in regional cultural mapping and planning from local government

Start Page


  • 42

End Page


  • 47

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia