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Dark Practices: Sensing the City After Dusk

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Publication date12/03/2024
Host publicationUrban Nightlife and Contested Spaces: Cultural Encounters After Dusk
EditorsSara Brandellero, Kamila Krakowska Rodrigues, Derek Perdue
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Different claims are made on the city after dusk as individuals and groups occupy, demarcate, and appropriate urban spaces. Presences are not necessarily visually apparent but are detectable in other ways such as sound and smell. What methods are available to sense how the city after dusk is constituted and reshaped because of the people who move and work through it? This chapter presents a mixed methods approach to help navigate and document the temporal micro-geographies of the urban night. Specifically, the chapter examines the work done within the inner-city area of Cheetham Hill in Manchester, UK. It sets out a methodology for how we might redesign the city after dusk to be a more convivial and inclusive place.