The NAI exhibition My Public Space takes a critical look at the changing concept of publicness of city space.
Public spaces are being privatised as a result of the decrease in state intervention, they are assigned a particular theme to encourage tourism, or they are under tight surveillance to improve security. The result is a growing number of sites that are intended for a specific group instead of for everybody. In short, my public space is no longer your public space.
Contains interesting reports on the state of public space in eight European cities: Dublin, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Naples, Brussels, Berlin, Copenhagen and Tirana.
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