Density as urban affect: the enchantment of Tokyo’s crowds
Are crowds merely detrimental to the livability of cities? This commentary considers the impressions of two people living in Tokyo for whom crowds comprise a key element in what makes big city life enchanting. Density, seen as urban affect, brings the material organization of compactness, the patterning of urban moods, and social difference in city spaces into simultaneous view.
|affect, Crowds, density, Japan, transport|
|Organisation||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
Chowdhury, R. (Romit). (2020). Density as urban affect: the enchantment of Tokyo’s crowds. Urban Geography. doi:10.1080/02723638.2020.1850988