The public space, according to Hannah Arendt
(1906-1975) is a place for action, a place where democracy is exercised. Following this idea and based on the current social context (camp outs, demonstrations, the uprisings in Northern Africa, etc.) this publication, under the title “Strategy and Tactics in Public Space”
is devoted to the analysis of the public space as a field for social action, whether peaceful or not. It tackles strategy and tactics as tools for action, their agents and their modus operandi. It also includes tactical urban design projects from all the continents.
This is a very relevant publication at a time in which streets and squares are gaining protagonism.
This publication is the last issue in the Strategy series by publishers a+t
and it complements the analysis of the different aspects of the public space covered in previous issues.
The first issue, “Strategy public”
, reflected on the street, it s condition as a place, its characteristics and the uses that can be made of it, assuming all the complexity that the concept represents and that results in an apparent disorder which is the expression of our coexistence.
The second publication in contrast, under the title “Strategy space”
tackled the phenomenon of the extensive territories of the peripheries, half-urbanised, unoccupied and abandoned, that offer possibilities for a new use, for the ephemeral activities that favour social interaction and provide a new cultural meaning to the place.