Urban Interior Design: Strategies for Public Living Spaces

Urban Interior Design: Strategies for Public Living Spaces

Barbara Di Prete (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0666-9.ch008


This chapter analyses the 'urban interiors', a significant disciplinary field in contemporary design researches because it appears as a territory in which the human being can express its subjectivity within larger communities, though which he can reaffirm faded identities and share stratified memories. To imagine new rituals and new urban spatial patterns, that can perform also symbolic-affective functions, becomes the priority task of those involved in urban interiors' sphere: the goal is to rediscover the city as a place for meeting and social gatherings. The strategies to do it are various, but they are all pursuing a wide involvement and an active co-participation of people in structuring the space, marked by recreational and creative processes. As a result, we witness the emergence of cities characterized by experiential moments that create spaces and spaces like theatre scenographies that receive, exhibit and narrate the urban living.

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