Demo polis : the right to public space / edited by Barbara Hoidn.

by Hoidn, Barbara, 1959- [editor.]Looking glass; Rosenblatt, Lisa (Translator) [translator.]Looking glass; Shinohara, Yuma [researcher,]Looking glass; Wang, Wilfried [translator.]Looking glass; Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany) [sponsor.]Looking glass; University of Texas at Austin. School of Architecture [sponsor.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland : Park Books, [2016]Description: 287 pages : illustrations (colour), plans ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9783038600053; 3038600059; 9783038600046; 3038600040.Other title: Demopolis; Demo:polis.Uniform titles: Demo polis. English.Subject(s): Public spaces -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | City planning -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | Architecture and society -- ExhibitionsLooking glass
Partial contents:
Demo:polis: the right to public space / Barbara Hoidin -- On virtual and real public space / Andrew Keen -- The constitution of public space / Cordelia Polinna -- The politics of public space : London and New York compared / Ricky Burdett -- Urban design through public space / Susan Chin -- Making new parks in North America : new needs, new challenges, new opportunities / Michael van Valkenburgh -- Strolling through public space : remarks on the city and the public realm in the early twenty-first century / Florian Matzner -- Art in public space as a metaphor for the city / Renata Stih -- The glasnost of public participation / Jörn Walter -- Participation as a strategy for public consultation : the instant city / Regula Lüscher -- Knitting the processes : the art of cooperation in complex planning processes / Frauke Burgdorff -- Public space : a question of structures / Bernhard Schneider -- Poetics of space / Blanca Zúñiga Alegría -- Public space in our minds / Claus Carbon -- Enabling DEMO:POLIS / Ruth Dalton, Christoph Hölscher, Stefan Müller Arisona.
Note: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, March 12-May 29, 2016.Language: Text in German and English.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

After nearly two decades of appropriating the Internet's virtual public space, people are once again taking to the real public space of streets and squares to voice their opinions. Recent political movements like the Arab Spring and Occupy have led to a revaluation of public space by citizens and institutions alike. It has become a contested commodity for different interest groups, from protesters fighting for equality to sports and music events, art shows, and commercial advertising. The questions of who owns public space and how we negotiate its use are therefore at the heart of great political and public interest and debate.

DEMO:POLIS draws on architecture, sociology, and urban studies to offer a dynamic interdisciplinary exploration of the contemporary meaning of public space. Featuring exemplary projects--such as the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York, Alexanderplatz and Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin, Trafalgar Square in London, the Le Ventana de Mar park in Puerto Rico, and Madrid's Campo de Cebada--as well as a range of recent, at times controversial, artistic and urban design interventions that reflect criticisms of the status quo, the book delves into various approaches to the design--and redesign--of public space. As its political, social, and cultural value rises, citizens increasingly demand to have a voice in the discussion on how to design and use public space. Innovative tools and approaches facilitate these participatory processes, constituting a new dimension of democratic stake holding--urban design for, with, and by the public.

Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, March 12-May 29, 2016.

Demo:polis: the right to public space / Barbara Hoidin -- On virtual and real public space / Andrew Keen -- The constitution of public space / Cordelia Polinna -- The politics of public space : London and New York compared / Ricky Burdett -- Urban design through public space / Susan Chin -- Making new parks in North America : new needs, new challenges, new opportunities / Michael van Valkenburgh -- Strolling through public space : remarks on the city and the public realm in the early twenty-first century / Florian Matzner -- Art in public space as a metaphor for the city / Renata Stih -- The glasnost of public participation / Jörn Walter -- Participation as a strategy for public consultation : the instant city / Regula Lüscher -- Knitting the processes : the art of cooperation in complex planning processes / Frauke Burgdorff -- Public space : a question of structures / Bernhard Schneider -- Poetics of space / Blanca Zúñiga Alegría -- Public space in our minds / Claus Carbon -- Enabling DEMO:POLIS / Ruth Dalton, Christoph Hölscher, Stefan Müller Arisona.

Text in German and English.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Published to coincide with an exhibition sponsored by the Akademie der Künst in Berlin and at the Univ. of Texas School of Architecture at Austin, this collection documents an ambitious international project. The enterprise began with a series of workshops that examined and promoted wide-ranging new practices in public art and involved a broad range of professionals--artists, architects, city planners, and academics. In her foreword to the volume, Jeanine Meerapfel writes that "successful intervention" by artists in underutilized urban spaces "can lead to new impulses in city planning" that improve a community's quality of life. The collection includes essays that promote a more democratized and fluid public art, as evidenced for example in two sites in Berlin: a plaza, Alexanderplatz, and a street, Ackerstrasse, which was divided by the Berlin Wall. The last section of the book documents the dizzying array of projects--by artists from Slovenia, Greece, Portugal, France, England, Germany, Spain, the US, Chile, Ireland, Mexico, and Puerto Rico--that made up the exhibition, projects intended to promote public spaces that reflect "peace and democratic values." Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, professionals. --Sally Webster, Lehman College and the Graduate Center CUNY

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Barbara Hoidn is visiting associate professor and a fellow of the O'Neil Ford Centennial Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is cofounder of the Berlin-based architectural firm Hoidn Wang Partners.

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