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New Multi-Purpose Canopy
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Belgium), 2015
The construction of a monumental porch in a courtyard garden makes it possible to accommodate concerts, markets and a wide range of activities for residents in a neighbourhood with a complex and fragmented social composition.
Improvement of Barkingside Town Centre
London (United Kingdom), 2015
The windowless facades and neglected surrounds of a public library and municipal sports centre dating back to the 1960s acquire centrality and civic representativeness thanks to the addition of a theatrical loggia, the new Virginia Gardens and improved shop fronts along the adjacent main high street.
"Heavenly Hundred" Garden
Kiev (Ukraine), 2016
An empty lot is transformed into a memorial for the victims of the EuroMaidan protests and, on an everyday basis, has a productive role as a self-managed community vegetable garden.

Shared Spaces (71)

“Public Space for me would be how the civic interacts with the production of knowledge”
The Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Rosi Braidotti, shed some light on the relation between the production of knowledge, the university, the city and public space.

UrbanScope (7)

The Dark Side of the Pale Face
Dark Side of the Greens | Anthony Baxter │ United Kingdom, Croatia | 2015 | 59:13 | English
This documentary probes the relationship between developers and local authorities who use golf as a smokescreen behind which to construct enormous luxury resorts with all the attendant deleterious effects on the environment and protests by local residents.

News (399)

The Award-Giving Ceremony 2016
The event gathered local and international experts on urban planning, design and architecture as well as public authorities and policy makers in a festive environment to celebrate the new efforts to rethink and design urban public spaces.

Periscope (394)

"In the End: Architecture"
To mark the retirement of founding director Dietmar Steiner, the Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) is an exhibition that takes a look at sixty years of international architecture history while making current, inspiring movements for change palpable.
"If You Don't Have Organised Movements, Segregation Gets Worse"
Kathrin Golda-Pongratz interviewed Teresa Caldeira during the international conference Contested Cities about the importance of urban policies to adress big capital and gentrification processes. [Video | English]
'A monster crawls into the city'
Saskia Sassen and her son, artist Hilary Koob-Sassen, explain the growth of modern cities, the forced displacement of residents and the destruction of traditional neighbourhoods in the lyrics of a fable.