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Rethinking public space: hybrid collaborative art practices and spatial piracy in the urban realm
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4140-0794
2011 (English)In: Re-Public. Re-Imagining Democracy, ISSN 1791-857X, Vol. February 2011Article in journal (Other academic) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

It seems as if the city, its space, its future, its production, were almost exclusively the result of a series of processes and flows taking place at unreachable distance, in un-known locations, mostly determined by the interests and wills of un-localized powers, actors and flows. As if the city could no longer be produced and shaped after the desires of its inhabitants, articulating one or another form of collective will. As if the city was no longer the soul and reason of urban politics but just the mere object of a kind of witty and hygienic managing that understands built space as a market and a product, placing economy at the very center of society.

Urban agendas no longer include distributive and social considerations but focus now on economic growth, competitiveness and entrepreneurship. Creative flexibility, efficiency and strategic partnership exclude dissent, conflict and radical criticism nearly foreclosing the political from the face of the city. Cityspace anesthetized. Public space today is planned, designed, defined, segregated, policed, and set up in order to be easily controlled, ‘secured’, and ‘marketized’, in ways that lead to homogenous, uninteresting, smooth and clean surfaces that differ very much from the inherent characteristics of the very idea of public.

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Greece: , 2011. Vol. February 2011
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Public space, piracy, collaborative practices, art, critical spatial practice
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-80981OAI: diva2:652122
Available from: 2013-09-29 Created: 2013-09-29 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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