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After Dark: temporal matter in the nighttime city

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After Dark : temporal matter in the nighttime city. / Dunn, Nicholas Simon.

2016. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, United States.

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Dunn, NS 2016, 'After Dark: temporal matter in the nighttime city', Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, United States, 29/03/16 - 2/04/16.

APA

Dunn, N. S. (2016). After Dark: temporal matter in the nighttime city. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, United States.

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Dunn NS. After Dark: temporal matter in the nighttime city. 2016. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, United States.

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Dunn, Nicholas Simon. / After Dark : temporal matter in the nighttime city. Paper presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, United States.

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title = "After Dark: temporal matter in the nighttime city",
abstract = "Cities are often understood as complex meshes of people, technologies and {\textquoteleft}animated spaces{\textquoteright} (Amin, 2015). However, the atmosphere of cities can change distinctly at night. For in the nocturnal hours identities become slippery, motives less easily defined, and architecture itself may appear far less assured of its role. Structures, rules and regulations that engender {\textquoteleft}tactile sterility{\textquoteright} (Sennett, 1994) in the urban realm quickly break down at night. The city at night may evolve into the {\textquoteleft}terrain vague{\textquoteright} (Levesque, 2002) with places undergoing transformation through conspicuous absence or cultures of darkness. This paper will seek to examine an underrepresented perspective on the nighttime urban landscape, and offer a new dialogue with the city. The processes of change that occur when walking in the city and urban hinterlands at night may be understood as {\textquoteleft}inscriptive practice{\textquoteright} enriched with the potentialities that Bergson (1913) describes. Freed from the spaces of everyday life, the vectors (Gatt, 2013) of nighttime walking enable us to reconnect with the city and give things our undivided attention, which affords the {\textquoteleft}divining{\textquoteright} (De Boeck, 2015) of a different experience of place, providing a welcome respite from the ongoing erosion and subdivision of our time and sense of belonging in the world. This paper will draw on extensive empirical data and personal experience in order to elucidate on the on-going entanglement that occurs at the boundaries of body and urban landscape; day and night; space and materiality. ",
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