Who Owns Space

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= #whOWNSpace arises from the the questions that the #occupywallstreet movement has brought up about ownership and use of open space in New York City, North America, and cities around the world.

URL = http://whownspace.blogspot.com/

See also:

  1. occupyLandmarks
  2. occupyDOB


Description

"This project will be used to:

1- REVEAL conflicting rules and ownerships in the increasingly privatized and commercialized spaces that make up the contemporary neoliberal urban condition

2- QUESTION those rules and the current state of our "public" space; discussing the intentions and conditions surrounding our open spaces

3- ADVOCATE FOR AND PROPOSE uses and designs that encourage community activist use of urban open spaces in accordance to the Call to Action for the Rights of Neighborhoods

4- INTERVENE in urban spaces, turning ideas and research into material action

  • We Create Tools that Reveal Spatial Conflict
  • We Question Private Space
  • We Question Public Space
  • We Advocate for Change
  • We Conceive of Alternatives for Collective use"


More Information

  1. Video of the process of organizing and holding the #whOWNSpace #GRNPNT studio/class
  2. Use #whOWNSpace in twitter to ask, answer and postulate on everything urban/spatial/political
  3. email: whOWNSpace[at]gmail[.]com and let us know how you want to help