TOWARDS A CULTURAL QUARTER: THE CASE OF MARIJIN DVOR
Abstract - Urban development and regeneration that is powered by the idea of culture has become a norm and part of legislation in most European cities since the 1990’s. This notion has been encored on the development of the ‘Creative City’, a concept envisioned for the new creative class based on the creative economy. The Creative City approach encompasses a holistic strategic development framework that is often characterized by the insertion of new cultural buildings (most typically museums) in the post-industrial zones or neglected neighborhoods. It often results in the design of cultural quarters, and the adoption of city branding strategies based on reductive images of the city as a cultural site. This paper takes on the idea of developing a Cultural Quarter as the first step towards developing a strategic plan for the transformation of the post-conflict Sarajevo and making it part of the European Creative City Network. It takes on Montgomery’s principles of the museum cultural districts and examines the potential of this proposal through Canter’s model for Metaphor for Place.
Keywords: Creative City, Cultural Quarters, Museums, Urban regeneration, Sarajevo
International Burch University
Journal of Natural Sciences and Engineering