Educational Culture of the City: What is Taught by Global Urbanism
Maria Mendel NOWIS 2016; 2 (3): ICID: 1229461 Article type: Original article
Living in the city, in physical proximity among its inhabitants, results in mutual influences which generate certain knowledge, attitudes, behavioral dispositions, habits and rituals, the specificity of which is referred to as culture of the city. Educational culture of the city makes a part of this culture. Its structure and its processes can be investigated and developed, and this text presents possibilities of such research and development. The analyses presented here focus on a global city managed in a neoliberal way. Comprehending it as Foucauldian dispositif, one can notice strategic assemblages of social phenomena forming specific apparatuses of power and knowledge in relation to education. Speaking of educational culture of the city as a separate category proves theoretically viable and can be productive both internally, as an element of its specific educational thought, and as a tool for broader reflection on contemporary cities, their cultures and problems. This article aims to justify such an approach.