Tbilisi architecture biennial

Politics and "Common" Space

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05.11.20

The past months have been irrefutable strange in terms of how we interact with space. Quarantine caused disuse of public space, while virtual platforms promoted an alternative space to address the lack of physical interaction based on the resignification of private space. Parallel to this situation, social discontent exploded globally, arousing protests and riots in the U.S., Latin-America and the U.K. that took back streets to demand change, using social media to viralize these inequalities and also allowing individuals to virtually take part on these public manifestations. These divergent scenarios show that space has direct relation with society and media technology, suggesting an alternative understanding of ‘common’ space positioned in between the public and private sphere. Firstly, it’s relevant to establish a conceptualization of the ‘common’.  


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