The Sustainable Management of Small Art Areas: Taipei City’s Guling Street Scholar Creative Market

By Hsin-Lan Guo.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Guling Street is located in Chung-chen District in Taipei City. It flourished from 1966 to 1973 because of the second-hand book trade. The old books stacked as tall as a man. It was spectacular. But it declined gradually in the 70s because the city government reorganized the city’s appearance and currently about two dozen old bookstalls remain. In recent years, with the rise of Taiwan’s community development and the cultural and creative industries concept and the upgrade of the life aesthetics, people began to rediscover the old Guling Street’s advantages. It did not change its appearance in spite of the reform of urban planning. The meaning of Guling Street in the city was gradually innovated by the community residents and outside groups in the cultural movement’s efforts. In terms of sustainable management, Guling Street activities are the interest group’s competing with each other and having different needs which caused a new consumer generation. Each cultural activity will again re-distribute the local or city consumption place. This study takes “Guling Street Scholar Creative Market” started since 2000 for example to illustrate each organization’s transformation of distribution and re-structure and explores how small art areas reshape the connection between economy and culture by the growth and decline of power domination, and moves in endless cycles.

Keywords: Art Area, Sustainable Management, Guling Street Scholar Creative Market

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.307-316. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 651.758KB).

Hsin-Lan Guo

Administrator, National Taipei University of Education, The Department of Cultural and Creative Industries Management, Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan

I graduated from National Taiwan University of Art in Taiwan. I majored in Department of Crafts & Design. Now, I serve on The Department of Cultural and Creative Industries Management. I am interested in the field of arts and culture management. My job is: processing courses, arrangements speech, teaching of cultural and creative teachers, assisting students in class, etc. This job is closely related to Taiwan cultural and creative, so I love it.


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