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Abandoning the Monumental and Seeking the Serendipitous

Watson, Sophie (2008). Abandoning the Monumental and Seeking the Serendipitous. In: Pagh, Christian and Verstaval, Ida eds. Changing Metropolis. Copenhagen, Denmark: VIA design.

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Abstract

This article argues for diverse cities where people can 'rub along' across their differences in the public spaces of the city. These are not the monumental spaces of the urban planners and architects, but are spaces on the margins and out of sight and not necessarily planned. Examples of such spaces are the street markets of cities, city farms and allotments, or abandoned land by the side of railways.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 87-992549-0-5, 978-87-992549-0-3
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 12502
Depositing User: Sophie Watson
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2008 04:42
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 10:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12502
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