City as Interface. Self-generating Urban Environments and the Question of Labour

Mörtenböck, Peter and Mooshammer, Helge. 2019. City as Interface. Self-generating Urban Environments and the Question of Labour. In: Helena Doudová, ed. Shared Cities Atlas. Post-Socialist Cities and Active Citizenship in Central Europe. Rotterdam: nai010 publishers, pp. 196-201. ISBN 9789462085213 [Book Section]

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The Shared Cities Atlas applies the new, global ‘sharing paradigm’ in architecture and public sphere to a site-specific situation in seven cities in Central Europe. Mapping current practices of sharing and new fields of action in case studies, it contextualizes the phenomenon in research papers, data, and photography.

The ideas of a ‘right to the city’, of common resources, or ‘the urban commons’ all of which are in vogue in contemporary architectural discourse illustrate the paradigm shift towards a sharing perspective. In ‘sharing cities’ the emphasis lies in the right to remake the cities as a form of urban social contract with a specific creative or critical agenda. The Atlas presents creative forms of sharing driven by idealistic positions and collective actions – new approaches to sharing of spaces and architecture, experience and knowledge, data, or collective histories.

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data economies; platforms; urban transformation; civic participation; sharing economy; data rights

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Visual Cultures


1 September 2019Published

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21 Apr 2020 14:08

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