Make_Shift City : Renegotiating the Urban Commons

ISBN: 9783868592238 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2014 Autor: Francesca Ferguson Editură: Jovis Verlag Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 256 Stoc: La comandă

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Makeshift implies a temporary or expedient substitute for something else, something missing. Make_Shift City extends the term to embrace urban design strategies. Make_Shift City implies a condition of insecurity: the inconstant, the imperfect and the indeterminate. It also implies the designing act of shifting or reinterpretation as a form of urban detournement. Austerity urbanism and the increasing scarcity of resources among the cities and boroughs of Europe in particular has far-reaching consequences for civic space. Where there is a lack of regular planning processes, gaps arise as open spaces that enable an ad-hoc informal urban design. What often results is a process of urban commoning: the renegotiation of shared spaces and shared resources. This urbanism of small acts is an emancipatory practice; a re-imagining of the city space and its potentialities.

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Francesca Ferguson
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Jovis Verlag
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