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Post-it City

Ciutats ocasionals / Ciudades ocasionales / Occasional urbanities

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The concept of Post-it City refers to different temporary occupations of public space, be they commercial, recreational, sexual or of any other type, with the common characteristic that they barely leave a trace, and self-manage their appearances and disappearances.

The Post-it City phenomena underline the reality of the urban territory as the place where different uses and situations legitimately overlap, in opposition to the growing pressure to homogenize public space. Faced with the ideals of the city as a place of consensus and consumption, the temporary occupations of space reclaim its use value, reveal different needs and shortages that affect specific groups, and even boost creativity and the subjective imaginary.

In the wake of the Post-it City reality, the city re-emerges as a territory cross-cut by myriad dynamics and processes, and by numerous subjects which are truly political in scope, due to their legitimate intrusive, parasitic and recycling intervention, which serve as an strategy for survival and imagination.

 

Authors: Alessandro Petti, Pelin Tan, Solomon Benjamin, Giovanni La Varra, Filippo Poli, Jorge Mario Jáuregui, Martí Peran, Manuel Delgado, Robert Kronenburg

Publication year: 2008

Pages: 232

Dimensions: 17 × 24 cm.

Images in B/W and colour: 250

ISBN
978-84-9803-275-8 (català / castellano / english)
978-84-96933-36-1 (castellano / português / english: Seacex, Turner, 2009)
978-84-7506-889-3 (castellano / português / english: Seacex, Turner, 2009)

Edition
CCCB and Direcció de Comunicació de la Diputació de Barcelona

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