Public Space #3: How to keep the public space public?


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By definition public space should belong to the public. However, there are more and more examples of public spaces that have become privatized. This directly affects the influence of the ‘public’ on the space. Parts of the city that appear to be public can have unexpected rules that affect a users behavior. It is not always clear who made these rules and why. Even more import is the question of how these spaces stay open to the public. Who decide whether a public space can be privatized? And how can ‘the public’ take back control?

Public Space Meet-up 3:
How to keep the public space public?
Wednesday 22 June, 8pm
Pakhuis de Zwijger, kleine zaal
Language: English
Free entrance, reservation required via Pakhuis de Zwijger

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