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On Urban (In)Visibilities
On Urban (In)Visibilities
Ricardo Campos
INTRODUCTION

Taking an essentially theoretical and reflexive approach, the present chapter will consider the city as a communicational eco-system. Notwithstanding the essayistic nature of the text, I must nevertheless acknowledge the strong connection binding it to a number of empirical investigations carried out by myself over the years which, given their focus on the city, address the means used by certain social circles or communities to construct special forms of communication and representation. It is not just the theme of the city that said investigations have in common, but also the juvenile nature of the groups and communities under analysis. Having studied squatter youth groups (Grácio et al., 2000), the hip-hop movement (Simões et al., 2005), graffiti writers (Campos, ...

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