Urban Space as a Contested Space

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Giovannoni Contested
Urban space is often the terrain of encounter-clash between competing users of public spaces. Competition and conflict may depend on differences in age, social status, race, culture, sexuality, among others. Mostly the categories of ‘renewal’ and ‘decay’ are used according to the interests of particular groups. Inevitably urban design is in the benefit of certain groups and to the detriment of others. However the fight is generally masked by the rhetoric/ideology of decay and renewal. This section of the seminar will question, through a wide range of historical and contemporary examples, the very foundations of urban design.

Giulio Giovannoni, Università di Firenze
Tuesday Feb 24th 2015, 9.30am-0.30pm, Aula Pietre, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2
Tuesday Feb 24th 2015, 2.30-5.30pm, Aula Pietre, Palazzo di San Clemente, Via Micheli 2