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The Role of Urban Sculpture in Shaping the Meaning of Identity in Contemporary Urban Planning
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 24-26
Received: Jan. 14, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015; Published: Feb. 13, 2015
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Elham Shahhosseini, Sama Technical and Vocational Training College, Islamic Azad University Kerman Branch, Kerman, Iran
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Abstract
In order to investigate the role of urban sculpture in shaping the sense of identity in contemporary urbanism, studying their history and background and reasons for their emergence in the city seem to be necessary. The emergence of the identity crisis may be a predisposing factor for authentication attempts. Location is an aspect of space which is occupied by something or someone and has meaning and value dimensions. In other words, location is where function and meaning of space interact. Thus, form, function, installation place and connotation of urban sculpture can have a central role for formation and alignment of existent semantic identity of urban planning of a city. The goal of this study is to study the role of these statues in the sense of identity in urban planning and the research method was literature review and surveying. The results show that the statues have a major role to stabilize or disrupt the meaning of identity in a city.
Keywords
Urban Sculpture, Identity, Meaning, Urbanism
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Elham Shahhosseini, The Role of Urban Sculpture in Shaping the Meaning of Identity in Contemporary Urban Planning, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Special Issue: Research and Practice in Architecture and Urban Studies in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 24-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030201.15
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