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20 December 2017

Voice: Ricky Burdett

“You can’t take a space without understanding how it fits into a greater network”


The sociologist and urbanist Ricky Burdett is one of the eminent people who have come to the CCCB to share his valuable thoughts on public space.

[Duration: 00:03:04 | Language: English]

Burdett begins by explaining how public space is defined. As an urban planner, he rejects the idea that public space exists in itself, beyond the buildings and elements that comprise it. For him, it is the glue that holds together a whole series of buildings, uses, people and activities. Hence, he never thinks of a specific space defined by certain axes and limits but about the space as a whole, including its presence as part of a greater network.

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