Insurgent Public Space

Insurgent Public Space

Author: Jeffrey Hou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136988028

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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Winner of the EDRA book prize for 2012. In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These ‘insurgent public spaces’ challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they can transform the city environment. No longer confined to traditional public areas like neighbourhood parks and public plazas, these guerrilla spaces express the alternative social and spatial relationships in our changing cities. With nearly twenty illustrated case studies, this volume shows how instances of insurgent public space occur across the world. Examples range from community gardening in Seattle and Los Angeles, street dancing in Beijing, to the transformation of parking spaces into temporary parks in San Francisco. Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of individuals extensively engaged in the actual implementation of these spaces, Insurgent Public Space is a unique cross-disciplinary approach to the study of public space use, and how it is utilized in the contemporary, urban world. Appealing to professionals and students in both urban studies and more social courses, Hou has brought together valuable commentaries on an area of urbanism which has, up until now, been largely ignored.
Insurgent Public Space
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Jeffrey Hou
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-21 - Publisher: Routledge

Winner of the EDRA book prize for 2012. In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These ‘insurgent public spaces’ challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they can transform the city
Insurgent Public Space
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Jeffrey Hou
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

Around the globe, individuals and groups are creating 'insurgent public spaces' which challenge assumptions of what makes an urban space and how it is used by the public. With nearly 20 cross-cultural case studies, this text sheds light on the concepts of guerrilla urbanism.
Public Space Unbound
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Sabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Through an exploration of emancipation in recent processes of capitalist urbanization, this book argues the political is enacted through the everyday practices of publics producing space. This suggests democracy is a spatial practice rather than an abstract professional field organized by institutions, politicians and movements. Public Space Unbound brings together
Public Space In Urban Asia
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: William Siew Wai Lim
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-16 - Publisher: World Scientific

Over the past few decades, rapid urbanisation has threatened to erode public space, especially in emerging economies. Market forces that prioritise profit generation are allowed to construct venues of consumption in its place. Though their physical appearance may resemble traditional public space, in reality, they are greatly restrictive and diminished
Public Space and Relational Perspectives
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Chiara Tornaghi, Sabine Knierbein
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures,