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In the ordinary city. New ways to trigger contemporary spaces of contact

This research aims at exploring the ordinary spaces of contemporary cities and at investigating the way in which nowadays social dynamics and contacts express themselves in the urban mileu. […] Although ordinary spaces seem to be significant only to a few segments of the urban population, they cannot be discarded or overlooked: the majority of city inhabitants still reside there. Their interpretation should be questioned right through the new tensions put up by the emerging contemporary urban system. On one hand, ordinary spaces are in contraposition with the rising networked space that concentrates around nodes and centralities. On the other hand, they are the terrain for proximity, still relevant even if mutated after technological revolutions. Ordinary spaces, then, are still alive and host new forms of living the public sphere. […]

 

Tommaso Raimondi, Tesi di Laurea Magistrale in Architettura, Politecnico di Milano, A.A. 2016-2017. Relatore: Massimo Bricocoli; Correlatori: Cristina Bianchetti, Matilde Cassani, Paola Sturla

 

 

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