Common space [electronic resource] : the city as commons / Stavros Stavrides.

by Stavrides, Stavros [author.]Looking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Series: In common (Zed Books): Publisher: London, England : Zed Books, 2016.Description: 1 online resource (318 pages).ISBN: 9781783603299.Subject(s): Public spacesLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index. Alternative form: Print version: Common space : the city as commons. 9781783603282Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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Space is both a product and a prerequisite of social relations, it has the potential to block and encourage certain forms of encounter. In Common Space , activist and architect Stavros Stavrides calls for us to conceive of space-as-commons - first, to think beyond the notions of public and private space, and then to understand common space not only as space that is governed by all and remains open to all, but that explicitly expresses, encourages and exemplifies new forms of social relations and of life in common.Through a fascinating, global examination of social housing, self-built urban settlements, street trade and art, occupied space, liberated space and graffiti, Stavrides carefully shows how spaces for commoning are created. Moreover, he explores the connections between processes of spatial transformation and the formation of politicised subjects to reveal the hidden emancipatory potential of contemporary, metropolitan life.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Stavros Stavrides is an architect, activist and associate professor at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, where he teaches courses on social housing design, as well as a postgraduate course on the social meaning and significations of metropolitan experience. His publications on spatial theory include The Symbolic Relation to Space (1990); Advertising and the Meaning of Space (1996); The Texture of Things (with E. Cotsou, 1996); From the City-Screen to the City-Stage (2002, National Book Award); Suspended Spaces of Alterity (2010); and Towards the City of Thresholds (2010).

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