Parasites Abroad

In grappling with my research data and writing up my thesis, I am struck by how the work of social practice arts in placemaking - something I have come to term 'social practice placemaking' - is the notional parasite in the neoliberal, culturised built environment ecology, the break in the signal-noise of top-down city making. 

Its thinking that I am playing with at the moment, and it may go no further than to act as a hypothetical tipping point into something else, but I am reminded of a masters (Psychosocial Studies MSc) presentation I did on parasitical theory and Woody Allen's 'Vicky, Christina, Barcelona', a film that is an adept imagining of the theory. I did a presentation on this, which can be found here