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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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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 Section
ISBN: 87-992549-0-5, 978-87-992549-0-3
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 12502
Depositing User: Sophie Watson
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2008 04:42
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:15
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