Between the home and the square: bridging the boundaries of public space
Dal 22/10/2021 ore 08.00 al 23/10/2021 ore 18.00
The Research Unit for South European Cities of the School of Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will host the next meeting of the AESOP Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (AESOP TG PSUC) in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The meeting is entitled “Between the home and the square: bridging the boundaries of public space”. It is structured around the concept of boundaries of public space and the relation between public space and more private spheres of urban life, like the home. By taking an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, the meeting will discuss, challenge and rethink traditional boundaries between public and private, legal and illegal, planned and unplanned, formal and informal, natural and social, digital and material, familiar and uncanny. Moreover, the meeting will reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the making and unmaking of boundaries within the public space as well as between public space and home.
The meeting is organised as a two-day event, which will be preceded by a seven-day workshop. The two-day event will combine keynote speeches, the contributions to the Call for Papers, fieldtrips and roundtables. The workshop will be an international, urban teaching, action research and design workshop that will investigate transformations of housing and public space in sites of major importance in Thessaloniki. It will provide the opportunity for participants to discuss, exchange views, and propose ideas around the topic of boundaries between public and private spaces in Thessaloniki and beyond.
Senior researcher of the Institute for research on innovation and services for development (Cnr-Iriss) Gabriella Esposito De Vita and researcher Cnr-Iriss Stefania Ragozino are both active members of the AESOP Thematic Group "Public Space and Urban Culture", and members of the Scientific Committee of the conference. They, together with the Cnr-Iriss colleague Stefania Oppido, present the research developed together with Alessandra Casu (UniSassari) and Sonia Borsato (Accademia Sironi, Sassari), "Women claiming public realm in the Mediterranean basin".
Research Unit for South European Cities of the School of Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
AESOP Thematic Group "Public Space and Urban Culture"
CNR - Istituto di Ricerca su Innovazione e Servizi per lo Sviluppo
Via Guglielmo Sanfelice n.8, 80134 Napoli
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For further information on AESOP TG PSUC Thessaloniki meeting please contact: Evie Athanassiou (Local host Thessaloniki) firstname.lastname@example.org