Public Spaces and Urban Cultures

New Publication: 'Public Spaces, Resilience & Rhythm' in Derive

Published at: 20 February 2014 with 0 comments

DEGROS Aglaee, KNIERBEIN Sabine and MADANIPOUR Ali (Guest Editors) (2014) Derive Vol. 54 Public Spaces. Resilience & Rhythm. Wien.

The publication aims to broaden the debate on resilience by advocating an understanding of public space as the catalyst for social change. Departing from the interpretations of resilience, as it is promoted by the actors in power, who have endorsed it as a cure-all and have simultaneously embraced it as a legitimization for a pullback of the state, it provides a new perspective on the ability of cities to recover from and adapt to adversities. This derive issue engages with the debate on resilience by reflecting on the dimension of "rhythm", with the reference to Henri Lefebvre's book "Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life".
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