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    Publicness   The Power Of Control by Chris Rovers, Nicola Knop (17 Apr 2009) Publicness The Power Of Control by Chris Rovers, Nicola Knop (17 Apr 2009) Presentation Transcript

    • Nicola Knop, Chris Rovers Publicness - the power of control? Presentation 3 17-04-09 14:00-18:00 FAU-USP Lecture Hall IN.SP PROJECT PRESENTATIONS 2009
    • publicness, the power of control? reflection of the diversity of Sao Paulo in its cities publicness public space …is a place where strangers meet. Accordingly the street is the most public place. criteria that create degrees of publicness ▪ given infrastructure and the resulting public flow ▪ intentionality and functions ▪ a matter of scale ▪ power and control ▪ physical requirements like spaces of retreat, spaces of gathering or transitions and borders
    • publicness, the power of control? different qualities of publicness metropolitan public neighbourhood public city public community public district public private
    • publicness, the power of control? public web scheme ▪ the public web as a tree struc- ture ▪ the public web as a tree struc- ture plus additional sub-connec- tions ▪ the connections representing the intensity of the public flow International Airport Alphaville SESC Pompeia Condominio Edrificio IAB Parque do Libirapura Parque Cidade Jardim Cidade Tiradentes Morumbi Favela Edith Paraisopolis community space neighbourhood space district space ▪ classification map of the quality city space of visited places metropolitan space
    • publicness, the power of control? Sao Paulo The ideal of publicness is the ‘unconditional welcome’ of everyone. ▪ a sum of fragments as a result of borders and clusters ▪ controlled space contra claiming space - > control of public space by privatisation using the power of control private domain -> creats public sphere -> privatised public space - > privatisation of the public, the creation of public sphere in the private domain also based on scale - private moves more into the public in areas with high density privatisation of public space -> semi public - > community space
    • publicness, the power of control? ... ▪ one example of public knot comment In a metropolitan city will always be in exclusion of some people even in metropolitan public space, the domain with usually the highest quality of publicness. to continue ▪ look in to detail of three different neighbourhoods (different in scale, income and location) and vi- sualise the quality of publicness ▪ to study and visualise the role of public buildings in the public web ▪ define a site for the design object regarding the graduation project ‘From Safety To Where...?’
    • MOTIVATION Exploring the Public City The Public web Conclusions & Strategies Motivation. My interest for this workshop is based on the experience of a different public culture in Sao Paulo compared to other cities, whether Brazil- ian or European. Most other Brazilian cities have an unrivalled outdoor culture, where people are us- ing public spaces like the streets, parks and beaches as the extension of their home. In Sao Paulo on the contrary, this public culture is less visible. This per- ception has been the starting point for my project. During my last visit and the first week of the work- shop I elaborated a theory to try to understand which conditions, tools and approaches have led to this par- ticular public culture. In this first elaboration I split the formalized city artifact into so called free zones and controlled zones. In between space has been created for informality, in other words formalizing the informal, thereby neglecting that informality is al- ways a response to formality. Formalizing through Control the Informal Publicness, the Power of Control? Workshop CSI Sao Paulo, April 17th 2009 CRovers
    • Motivation EXPLORING THE CITY The Public web Conclusions & Strategies Infrastructural Pedestrian unfriendly Bad maintenance Free public space claimed by homeless Interiorized public space Left-over space Informal use Temporal flexibility Pleasant remainance Inside-outside commercial space Good maintenance Security Dynamical use Control Architectural public space Publicness, the Power of Control? Workshop CSI Sao Paulo, April 17th 2009 CRovers
    • Motivation EXPLORING THE CITY The Public web Conclusions & Strategies Inventive way of creating square Stop on the way Flexible space Soft boundaries Singular use A paradise within the metropole Security Freedom of action Publicness Privatized public space Secured living environment Communal space Soft boundaries A good start Publicness, the Power of Control? Workshop CSI Sao Paulo, April 17th 2009 CRovers
    • Motivation Exploring the Public City THE PUBLIC WEB Conclusions & Strategies Location & Connection Street profile & Accessibility Programme City space, bordered Local space, unbordered Communal space, unbordered Maintenance & Security Publicness, the Power of Control? Workshop CSI Sao Paulo, April 17th 2009 CRovers
    • Motivation Exploring the Public City The Public web CONCLUSIONS & STRATEGIES Conclusion. Rapid growth of the city as well as the planning device used by Three alternative strategies municipality to control this publicness have resulted in a very differenti- ated experience of publicness in varying districts. Both this inexhaustible desire of municipality to control the informal and the fear of not being well- protected against the lurking danger have made the publicness rather for- malized. Many of the well-used public spaces are drawn into the interior or restricted to certain areas, both being tools to make it easier to protect and control the public. Creating pedestrian boulevards Spatial planning is an important tool to create an environment for public cul- ture. Some variables are: profile of the streets, programme, maintenance, se- curity, location, connections and accessibility. By manipulating these variables a more flexible and dynamical public space can be created to replace the sometimes singular, highly infrastructural and often excluding pub- lic spaces of now in between the concentrations of a more interesting public culture. Of course there are plenty of places with potential. The challenge is to develop here an interesting programme, a supporting infrastructure and connect them properly into the public sphere to create an environment Mixing up the programme, creating flexible spaces where publicness is stimulated. Connecting public spaces Publicness, the Power of Control? Workshop CSI Sao Paulo, April 17th 2009 CRovers