Demo:Polis

The Right to Public Space

Edited by Barbara Hoidn

Demo:Polis

Edited by Barbara Hoidn

Distributed for Park Books

304 pages | 400 color plates | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2016
Cloth $49.00 ISBN: 9783038600053 Published July 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
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.
Contents
JEANINE MEERAPFEL
Foreword
 
BARBARA HOION
DEMO:POLIS- The Right
to Public Space
 
Essays
 
ANDREW KEEN
On Virtual and Real Public Space
 
CORDELIA POLINNA
The Constitution of Public Space
 
RICKY BURDETT
The Politics of Public Space London
and New York Compared
 
 SUSAN CHIN
Urban Design through Public Space
 
MICHAEL VAN VALKENBORGH
Making New Parks in
North America- New Needs, New
Challenges, New Opportunities
 
FLORIAN MATZNER
Strolling through Public Space Remarks
on the City and the Public
Realm in the Early Twenty-First Century
 
FLORIAN MATZNER
Strolling through Public Space—Remarks
on the City and the Public
Realm In the Early Twenty-First Century
 
RENATA STIH
Art in Public Space as
a Metaphor for the City
 
JÖRN WALTER
The Glasnost of Public Participation
 
REGULA LÜSCHER
Participation as a Strategy for
Public Consultation—The Instant City
 
FRAUKE BURGOORFF
Knitting the Processes—The
Art of Cooperation In
Complex Planning Processes
 
BERNHARD SCHNEIDER
Public Space—A Question of Structures
 
BLANCA ZÚÑGA ALEGRĺA
Poetics of Space
 
CLAUS CARBON
Public Space in Our Minds
 
RUTH DALTON, CHRISTOPH HÖLSCHER,
STEFAN MÜLLER ARISONA
Enabling DEMO:POLIS
 
ALEXANDERPLATZ FROM
1900, 19SO, 2000 TO 2050
 
BERLIN, GERMANY
Alexanderplatz
 
KLEIHUES + KLEIHUES
High-Rise Alexanderplatz
 
BARKOW LEISINGER
High-Rise Alexanderplatz
 
ACKERSTRASSE FROM
1900, 1950, 2000 TO 2050
 
BERLIN, GERMANY
Ackerstraße
 
TRANSFORMING CITIES
 
MICHAEL RUETZ
Timescape
 
MICHAEL NAJJAR
Metropolls
 
NUNC CERA
Futureland
 
FIGHTS FOR RIGHTS
5101 BOUZID, TUNISIA
Tunisian Revolution, 2010
 
NEW YORK CITY, USA
Occupy Wall Street, 2011
 
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Gezi Park I
Takslm Square Protest, 2013
 
VARIOUS CITIES
Demonstrations against
Internet Surveillance, 2013
 
FERGUSON, USA
Protests Following the
Death of Michael Brown, 2014
 
PARIS, FRANCE
Je suis Charlie,
Republican Marches, 2015
 
ART ACTIONS
 
BIRGIT AND WILHELM HEIN
American Graffiti
 
STIH & SCHNOCK
Places of Remembrance
 
ELFI MIKESCH
Graffiti Over Under
 
WERMKE/LEINKAUF
White American Flags
 
REINHILO HOFFMANN,
MICHAEL MUSCHNER
Viele Männer sind
in einem Mann
 
HANS HAACKE
Gift Horse
 
MANOS TSANGARIS
Decentralized Music/
Mapping the City
 
SCENOGRAPHY VS. SUBSTANTIVE DESIGNS
 
LJUBLJANA, SlLOVENIA
River Landscape
along the Ljubljanica
 
ATHENS, GREECE
Path to the Acropolis
 
GUIMÃRES, PORTUGAL
City Center
 
GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL
Largo do Toural and
Alameda de São Dámaso
 
BOROEAUX,FRANCE
Place Leon Aucoc
 
LONDON, ENGLAND
Trafalgar Square Redevelopment
 
WISMAR, GERMANY
Parking Concept for
the Historic Center
 
GALICIA, SPAIN
Regulation Plan for
the Coast of Galicia
 
NEW YORK CITY, USA
Brooklyn Bridge Park
 
NEOLIBERALIZATION VS. DEMOCRATIZATION
 
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
La Ventana al Mar
 
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Sports Park Stozice
 
MADRID, SPAIN
El Campo de Cebada
 
TALCA, CHILE
Taller de Obras
 
 
VARIOUS CITIES
Universal Declaration of Urban
Rights/Urban Parliaments
 
DUBLIN, IRELAND
Granby Park
 
BERLIN, GERMANY
100% Tempelhofer Feld
 
BERLIN, GERMANY
Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz
 
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Común-Unidad
 
VARIOUS CITIES
Panoramas
 
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
 
JULIO CÉSAR PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZ,
REINALDO DE LA C. URIARTE MOSQUERA
Urban versus Rural in Cuba
 
SUSAN CHIN, SUSANNAH DRAKE
Living in New York City
 
CRISTIANE MUNIZ, FERNANDO VIÉGAS,
ÁLVARO PUNTONI
Public Space In São Paulo
 
MEDIA LAB BERLIN
Media Lab Berlin
 
MEDIA LAB BERLIN
The Carpark
 
MEDIA LAB BERLIN
Rita Schäfer Won't Give Up
 
MEDIA LAB BERLIN
Aufzelchnungen zur Tllgungen
 
FH POTSDAM
Archipelago Kulturforum Berlin
 
FH POTSDAM
Archipelago Propaganda!
 
FH POTSDAM
Archipelago Massive Void
 
FH POTSDAM
Archipelago Clty-Scapes
 
FH POTSDAM
Platz der Republik, Berlin
 
FH POTSDAM
res publica
 
WEISSENSEE KHB
Notes on Anklam
 
WEISSENSEE KHB
An Unabsorbed Drop Is
Resting on the Market Square
 
WEISSENSEE KHB
Puchacz 65
 
WEISSENSEE KHB
famila ANK
 
WEISSENSEE KHB
We Build for You
 
TU BERLIN
Building Structure and Public
Space—The Fischerinsel in Berlin
 
CHRISTIAN SCHNEEGASS
Junge Akademle
 
SEBASTIAN GRÄFE, LIAT ELKAYAM
The Pastorallst's Neurotic
Nature Manifesto
 
FELIX LÜDICK E, THERESA SCHÜTZ,
ASLI ÖZARSLAN, AMIR TEVMURI
Present People
 
ASLI OZARSLAN, THERESA SCHÜTZ
Post I Opticon
 
LIAT ELKAYAM,
MATTHIAS KRANEBITTER
Relax Now!
 
SEBASTIAN GRÄFE, FELIX LÜDICKE
Piedras apiladas
 
THOMAS LAOENBURGER
AI Halqa—Story Box
 
CAITLIN VAN DER MAAS,
OTAVIO SCHIPPER, AMIR TEVMURI
Morph Us
 
CAITLIN VAN DER MAAS, MATTHIAS
KRANEBITTER, SEBASTIAN GRÄFE
You, Stranger
 
SEBASTIAN GRÄFE,
MATTHIAS KRANEBITTER
Water Music Suite No.2
 
BIOGRAPHIES
IMAGE CREDITS
 
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