Common Places: 50 Strategies to Improve Our Public Spaces

author: Felipe De Ferrari, Plan Común
published: March 21, 2016,   recorded: February 2016,   views: 1989


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De-mercantilized, political and strategic projects for the public and society at large.

As architects, me must choose the right to the city as the front in reclaiming the public sphere. In this sense, it is important to define position towards the confrontation between public and private in space, a fundamental question of modernity today.

Here lies the future of architecture. It requires us to understand the collective will of the project and to define a clear position about it; to embrace the legacy of different movements in XX Century, which have been interrupted and neglected by post-modern or contemporary architecture.

Common Places is an ongoing series of 50 formal strategies aiming at maximizing public space, led by a team of 50 architects from Europe and abroad. It is a set of architecture projects for our cities, prototypes questioning the validity of established ideological and/or normative models in order to reproduce new and fertile public spaces. This collective authorship project aims at influencing architects and decision makers beyond our field.

More about the project HERE.

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