East Asia informal networks beyond the borders: sharing of ideas, skills, and experiences against capitalization of the commons

Kenichiro Egami

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Abstract

This article focuses on the practices of networking by cultural collectives relating to art/activism in Asia. In recent years, independent, grassroots cultural and social spaces based on equal membership and multi-level networks have been created in this area. These spaces also function as experimental places to create models of alternative societies featuring sustainable lifestyles by connecting people beyond separate genres, such as art, music, agriculture, and craft. Thus, the practice of creating such places leads to an attempt to form new social relationships for common life, creation, and labor through the networking of individuals’ lives, which have become withdrawn, isolated, and forcefully separated by repressive social structures. Moreover, gathering at these places creates a collective subjectivity and shared emotions among their members. In many areas, collective political and artistic practices have been created, which transcend borders, cultures, and languages. The sharing processes of such practices have been steadily advancing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-468
Number of pages14
JournalInter-Asia Cultural Studies
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies

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