The design of Tactics.

Critical Practices Transforming Public Spaces

Francesca Gotti, Jacopo Leveratto, Cristina F. Colombo (eds.)

This book presents the process and initial outcomes of a three-year investigation into the design of tactical interventions, participatory practices, actions, strategies, and other experiences for revitalising and enhancing the quality of marginal and neglected public spaces in contemporary European cities. The initial impulse came from more comprehensive and multifarious research related to the notions of encounters between people and cultures in public realms, a study that developed as part of the EU-funded project HERA – en/counter/points: (Re)Negotiating Belonging through Culture and Contact in Public Space and Place.

By examining participatory, dialogic cultural activities, activism and appropriations in and of public spaces, The Design of Tactics explores the significance of encounters between people and culture in public spaces, points of encounter where they may take place, and counterpoints which may be contained, silenced or expressed within them. Public places and spaces are where many of the contests and negotiations over culture and integration take place.

Title: The design of Tactics. Critical Practices Transforming Public Spaces

Editors: Francesca Gotti, Jacopo Leveratto, Cristina F. Colombo (eds.)

Copy-editing: Yellow Hub srl

Design: Francesca Gotti

Language: English

Cover: Softcover

Size: 14,5 x 21 cms

Format: Paperback

Date: January 2022

ISBN: 978-84-124942-0-4

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Publisher: dpr-barcelona

With the generous support of the HERA Joint Research Programme and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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