Why Artists Cluster in Big Cities? Infrastructural Factors of Location, Professional Strategies and Community Dynamics

The cause of the big cities concentration of artists has been gaining centrality in academic research as it has been underlined its importance for the creative industries. The research of this phenomenon is usually based on economic clustering theories, which only take into account infrastructural factors of the location. Although this approach has been increasingly criticized and social interactions have been considered more important, the contributions of sociology of artistic professions or urban sociology have been mostly ignored. Taking into account the results of these sociological perspectives a the research proposes a more multidimensional and a more critical point of view towards the agglomeration artistic phenomenon, considering it as a functional phenomenon of postfordist economy.


Leave a Reply