Double Feature: Counter-Practices of World City Monumentality in the Age of the Anthropocene


  • Enrico Chinellato University of Bologna
  • Or Haklai The Hebrew University of Jerusalem



world city, monumentality, counter-practice, Anthropocene, Tel Aviv


This article examines the representational strategies of the world city in the age of the Anthropocene by concentrating the discussion on the notion of monumentality. By introducing the concept of ‘world city monumentality’, which can be defined as the projected anticipatory representation of the city’s desired global future embodied in the skyscraper, we attempt at illuminating on how monumentality is contested by its counter-practices, as significant artistic forms of experiential engagement in public space. To do so, we trace a critique of a specific world city monument, the Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, by presenting our site-specific fictive intervention titled “Double Feature” (2021) as a case study.


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How to Cite

Chinellato, E., & Haklai, O. (2022). Double Feature: Counter-Practices of World City Monumentality in the Age of the Anthropocene. European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes, 5(1), 132–149.