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Art in Urban Spaces

Version 1 : Received: 30 March 2021 / Approved: 30 March 2021 / Online: 30 March 2021 (10:48:55 CEST)

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Karimimoshaver, M.; Eris, B.; Aram, F.; Mosavi, A. Art in Urban Spaces. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5597. Karimimoshaver, M.; Eris, B.; Aram, F.; Mosavi, A. Art in Urban Spaces. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5597.


The present study investigated the effect of art on promoting the meaning of the urban space. In this regard, after considering the semantic dimension of the urban space and the mechanism of transferring the meanings of art through the views of experts, a model is presented for examin-ing the art’s cooperation in promoting urban space meaning in Tehran. In this study, a mixed method was used. In the first stage, the categories of space meanings influenced by art were ex-tracted through using the qualitative method of interpretive phenomenology and by examining 61 in-depth interviews in six urban spaces eligible for urban art in Tehran. In the second stage, these categories were surveyed in these spaces through 600 questionnaires after converting to the questionnaire items. Based on the results, "the possibility of the experience and perception", "social participation", and "the relationship with the context" were the main themes of the se-mantic relationship of art and urban space. Further, the lower scores related to the theme of "so-cial participation" in the quantitative investigations indicated that this theme was weaker than the other themes in promoting the meaning of the urban space through the art in the selected urban spaces.


meaning; urban space; urban art; Tehran


Social Sciences, Anthropology

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