Public Space and Relational Perspectives

Public Space and Relational Perspectives

Author: Chiara Tornaghi

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ISBN: 1138216992

Category: ARCHITECTURE

Page: 240

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"Traditional approaches to space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses and ignoring its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses, and the fact that is an outcome of contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and power relations. The key role of space in determining the structures of opportunities for social action, the fluidity of its social meaning and the changing degree of "publicness" of a space remains a highly neglected field of academic inquiry and professional practice. As Lefebvre identified, there are segmented and segmenting approaches to analysis and conceptualisation of space among (and within) academic disciplines, but particularly in architecture, planning and the social sciences. Four decades later, these dilemmas are still relevant. The editors believe that there is need and potential to further develop pedagogical tools that enable a more systematic reading of the micro-scale of everyday life, with its rhythms and fluidity of meanings"--
Public Space and Relational Perspectives
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Chiara Tornaghi, Sabine Knierbein
Categories: ARCHITECTURE
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-03 - Publisher:

"Traditional approaches to space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses and ignoring its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses, and the fact that is an outcome of contextual and on-going dynamics between social actors, their cultures, and
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,
Public Space Design and Social Cohesion
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Patricia Aelbrecht, Quentin Stevens
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Social cohesion is often perceived as being under threat from the increasing cultural and economic differences in contemporary cities and the increasing intensity of urban life. Public space, in its role as the main stage for social interactions between strangers, clearly plays a role in facilitating or limiting opportunities for
Companion to Public Space
Language: en
Pages: 564
Authors: Vikas Mehta, Danilo Palazzo
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

The Companion to Public Space draws together an outstanding multidisciplinary collection of specially commissioned chapters that offer the state of the art in the intellectual discourse, scholarship, research, and principles of understanding in the construction of public space. Thematically, the volume crosses disciplinary boundaries and traverses territories to address the
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