Urban Squares, Spatio-temporal studies of design and everyday life in the Öresund region
- Mattias Kärrholm
Summary, in English
The four cases written by initiated scholars represent different images of how urban life and the space of these squares has changed. They include studies of changing day-to-day uses over time (Stortorget, Malmö), of changing rhythms of public eating and its consequences on how to address questions of urban design (Värnhemstorget, Malmö), of changing planning tools and its implementation in an urban renewal process (Slussplan, Malmö), and of new designerly ways of addressing community and spatial appropriation (at Superkilen, Copenhagen).
The compilation of cases suggest different ways of addressing spatio-temporal aspects of the everyday life of urban squares, and helps us to see how the everyday life of squares plays an important part in the production of public space. The authors hope that their discussions might open up for new perspectives on urban design and public life, as well as point to the possible development of a more extensive agorology of everyday life.
- Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Nordic Academic Press
- public space
- urban design
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- ISBN: 9789187675492