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"Schaustelle", experimental exhibition space München
München (Germany), 2013
While the Pinakothek der Moderne was closed for reforms, a temporary scaffolding structure of some twenty metres high explored new ways of exhibiting art while providing a venue for workshops, film screenings and public events.
Social housing building in Brandon Street
London (United Kingdom), 2012
The bench attached to the foot of the wall of a new social housing block in the Heygate Estate takes over from the low wall that had enclosed the premises as a meeting place for local residents
Renovation of Ribeira das Naus
Lisboa (Portugal), 2013
The neglected, deteriorating, dangerous shoreline on the site of an old naval shipyard has become a pedestrian promenade overlooking the Tagus River and very well connected with the centrally located Praça do Comércio


“Shared Cities” Now in Porto
9 – 29 October 2015 | Atrium, Town Hall, Porto
The itinerant exhibition continues its long journey with this second stop in Portugal. Organized by Porto City Council, and with the collaboration of Procur.Arte and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, the exhibiton is on show at Porto Town Hall.

Shared Spaces

“The main problem with public space is its insufficiency”
Interview with Ira Katznelson
The American political scientist, president of the Social Science Research Council and former president of the American Political Science Association (APSA), defines the characteristics of public space: localisation, expression, vicinity and democracy. He describes the New York subway as a space which condenses all these factors.
“You can’t take a space without understanding how it fits into a greater network”
Interview with Richard Burdett
The sociologist, urban planner, professor of Urban Studies and director of Urban Cities and also of the Urban Age Programme at London School of Economics, talks about what public space is and how to interpret it as a whole within a wider network. His favourite public space is in northern Italy, the main street of Vicenza, any afternoon, when it is full of people walking around.


The School of Abducted Europe: Talks in Kiev
Ukraine has been a focus of attention during the last year. The Maidan revolt and tensions in a country caught between the powers of Russia and the European Union have brought about new political realities. The Kiev Biennial is reflecting on many of these crucial issues, among them public space. Masha Zrncic, coordinator of the Prize, has taken part in the discussion with her account of the lessons that can be learned from our conception of public space.
Carlo Scarpa International Prize 2015 is presented in Granada
The Carlo Scarpa Award for the garden will have a presentation at the Alhambra in Granada, which will include lectures about the 2015 awarded project: The landscape of Maredolce-La Favara, in Palermo. It is a garden of twelfth century; build under the Arab and Norman influence in Sicily and it is a place that has not been altered with the urban growth of the city. This event is seeking to think about landscape in public space and water’s important role in Islamic architecture.
Barcelona, an Example of the “Market City”
The market has always had a very important role to play in society but, in recent decades, outlets selling everyday food items have lost ground to supermarkets. This article published by “Project for Public Spaces” (PPS) upholds the market as a key element of public space and a tool for combatting social inequality and achieving better distribution of resources. Barcelona is presented here as an example to follow in projects seeking to revitalise markets.