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Helsingør (Denmark), 2013
An old dry dock in the Kronborg Castle shipyard, forsaken witness to its industrial past, has been transformed into a courtyard giving natural light and access to the new underground Danish National Maritime Museum.
Gentofte (Denmark), 2013
A multipurpose centre constructed underneath the Gammel Hellerup secondary school playground has provided the neighbourhood with a covered space for large-scale events and an open-air leisure area.
The former director of The Architecture Foundation (AF) and member of the Jury for the European Prize for Urban Public Space discusses with Shared Spaces the values of public space and the dangers it faces.
The Neapolitan poet and translator Erri de Luca spoke of mixing and promiscuity as a shared heritage of all the Mediterranean peoples in a lecture he gave on 13 March 2014 as part of the Open City cycle.
The artist Léonidas Martín reflects on a range of elements of urban design in the city of Barcelona which restrict access to public spaces. He wonders how artists might work to prioritise communal life over market efficiency.
From the Streetmix web, they propose a game about public space: through a few figures you can create an interactive street and share in your social network. ¿Could be the way whereby the citizens expose their references about the places where they live?
With suport from the Culture Programme of the European
Union, under the auspices of the "Europe City" project: