THE DESIGN OF TACTICS - CRITICAL PRACTICES TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SPACES
Editors: Francesca Gotti,
Cristina F. Colombo
Published by dpr Barcelona
11 x 18 cm
Price: 95 lei
This book presents the process and initial outcomes of a three-year investigation into the design of tactical interventions, participatory practices, actions, strategies, and other experiences for revitalising and enhancing the quality of marginal and neglected public spaces in contemporary European cities. The initial impulse came from more comprehensive and multifarious research related to the notions of encounters between people and cultures in public realms, a study that developed as part of the EU-funded project HERA – en/counter/points: (Re)Negotiating Belonging through Culture and Contact in Public Space and Place.
By examining participatory, dialogic cultural activities, activism and appropriations in and of public spaces, The Design of Tactics explores the significance of encounters between people and culture in public spaces, points of encounter where they may take place, and counterpoints which may be contained, silenced or expressed within them. Public places and spaces are where many of the contests and negotiations over culture and integration take place.