[An Ancedotal History of Urban Botany] :: Research for the Rest of You

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  • Measurement, psychology, urban/city
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
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  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
  • UNCLEAR PREV. SLIDE SHOWED PARAMETERS, NOW THIS IS AESTHETIC  NEED TO CONNECT
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  • [An Ancedotal History of Urban Botany] :: Research for the Rest of You

    1. 1. Kimi Spencer www.kimispencer.com An Anecdotal History of Urban Botany Rest of You, Research Project| 8 November 2011
    2. 2. “ The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it .” Charles Baudelarie
    3. 3. “ A botanist of the street”
    4. 4. Le Flâneur From the French “ to stroll ”, “ to saunter ”, and “ to loiter ”. “ A person who walks the city to experience it .” Urban phenomena and modernity .
    5. 5. Georg Simmel The city was transforming humans. Changed notions of freedom and being .
    6. 6. The Situationist Derive (“t0 drift”) the spontaneous exploration of urban landscapes guided by aesthetic instinct . Unitary urbanism, city seen as point of departure for a new type of activity, such as free play . Lived experience over the spectacle .
    7. 7. Guy Debord and Asger Jorn
    8. 8. Psychogeography
    9. 9. Constant Nieuwenhuys
    10. 10. The Society of the Spectacle
    11. 11. Henri Lefebvre Space is a social product . Complex social construction affect spatial practices and perceptions .
    12. 13. Michel de Certeau “ The Practice of Everyday Life .” Individualization of mass culture , altering things (from utilitarian objects to street plans, etc). Need for a formal means to examine the ways people re-appropriate culture into everyday situations .
    13. 15. Impact on Urban Planning “ The Master Builder.” Rationalist urban planning ( urban renewal and separation of use ). Vs. Layered complexity ( mixed uses, short blocks, various ages and states of repair , and density ).
    14. 16. Robert Moses
    15. 17. Jane Jacobs
    16. 18. Washington Sq. Park
    17. 19. City as an Interface
    18. 20. The Situationist by Benrik
    19. 21. City as a playground
    20. 22. Participatory design of the city

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