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Taking to the streets

The ‘Taking to the streets’ project investigates the interface between the constructed environment and human activity, and shows how they mutually affect and influence one another.                                                

In doing so, the project draws on current discourse on space and the public sphere, and examines this within the context of its own fieldwork in four selected cities (Zurich, Berlin, Tokyo and Shanghai). Based on the analysis of utilization and interactions, the aim of the research is to develop criteria for evaluating the quality of public space, and to make the results accessible – in the form of an exhibition – to city planners and architects as well as a wider public. In addition, the project aims, in the light of globalization, to heighten awareness of cultural distinctions, and to examine the possibilities for a cross-cultural transfer. The first publication deals with the street as a lived space using the example of Tokyo. A concluding publication will be released by Lars Müller Publishers in 2011.

Project manager: Professor Günther Vogt
Head of project: Jürgen Krusche
Assistance: Cyril Kennel, Monika Litscher, Frank Roost
Duration: 2008–2011

Jürgen Krusche

 

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