September 22-23, 2018
Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy
The symposium is the opportunity to present and discuss research activities focused on public space, cities and urbanity promoted by several leading universities. Through exploring different approaches, research outcomes and site-specific interventions, scholars and students will seek answers to questions about how public space in cities is nowadays lived, used, appropriated or neglected, in relation to different geographical contexts. The symposium will also have a specific focus on global challenges addressed by the New Urban Agenda adopted in Quito at the Habitat III conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (2016) and the way researchers, policy-makers and global institutions are implementing its contents on public space issues. The symposium will bring together leading institutions currently promoting the discourse on public space at the global level and it will be an opportunity to share knowledge on current projects and activities, while engaging students and young generations in cutting-edge topics and challenges. The symposium is the third meeting of the ‘Past Present and Future of Public Space’ Research Group (after Bologna in 2014 and Venice in 2016), promoted by City Space Architecture and curated by Luisa Bravo.
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