Article ID: CBB714510116

Tension between Fast and Slow Mobilities: Examining the Infrastructuring Processes in Brussels (1950–2019) through the Lens of Social Imaginaries (December 2019)

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This article analyzes the dialectic of fast and slow mobilities as a continuous tension, since the mid-twentieth century, characterized by three evolutions of the functional, phenomenological, and social dimensions of mobility infrastructure and practices in Brussels, Belgium. It is based on the content analysis of diverse “embodiments” of social imaginaries: mobility infrastructures, narratives and sensory-motor behaviors, and images, movies, and photographs. It casts light on the great triple evolution of (1) the scale of the designed city; (2) the limits between spaces devoted to speed, slowness, and overlaps; and (3) the promoted aesthetics in terms of atmospheres and urban experience. These developments strongly relate to the changing meaning of slow and fast mobilities and to a broader change in the societal relationship to space and time.

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Authors & Contributors
Patrícia Matos
David Turner
Elisenda Ardévol
Holdsworth, Deryck
David Bissell
Liebich, Susann
Journals
Transfers
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
The Bridge: Journal of the National Academy of Engineering
Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society
Science, Technology, and Human Values
Publishers
The University of Chicago Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of Minnesota Press
The MIT Press
Rutgers University Press
Routledge
Concepts
Cities and towns
Mobility
Infrastructure
Urban planning
Imaginaries
urban transportation
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
Places
Dakar
Havana, Cuba
Rangoon
Beirut
Lebanon
Myanmar (Burma)
Institutions
Cisco Systems, Inc.
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