Creative Cities: A Case of Mumbai

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Minaz Ansari


Civilisations and cities have always been a cradle for nurturing art and culture. From cave paintings to digital art and folk tales to cinema, a varied form of arts have shaped people and civilisations and sustained creative economies.

Today, however, we are moving towards an urban development which does not taken into cognizance, the significance of art and culture in its built form, leading to a growing void in the cultural understanding of the city and distancing people from the arts. Recreation and social life is moving away from places and activities that stimulate our senses and incite our curiosity leading to an experiential starvation.

This study attempts to envision a city that uses urban design as a tool and the arts as a medium to connect people and influence appropriate urban transformation.

KEY WORDS: Art, Culture, Community, Creative City, Creative Economy


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Ansari, M. (2021). Creative Cities: A Case of Mumbai. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS), 6(1), 7-16. Retrieved from