"These strange urban spaces": art, architecture, and abandonment.

"These strange urban spaces": art, architecture, and abandonment.

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Under the meaning of Solà-Morales (2002), these places manifest themselves like spaces of freedom, an alternative for the late capitalist cities. 'Tthese strange urban spaces’ have ‘their edges lacking an effective incorporation’ and thus ‘are out of urban dynamics.’ Although ‘un-inhabited, in-safe, im-productive areas, foreign places to the urban system,' these ' foreign places to the urban system' appears a counter-image of the city´, as in its criticism and in its possible alternatives. (Solà-Morales, 2002, p.120)
Seemingly forgotten places, where the past memory seems to prevail over the present; therefore, become obsolete and out of city circuits.
The identification that one has with a place does not result from its functions, but from the appropriation of these places by a group of people who can decide what to do with that space, with new meanings and attributes.
Urban transformations, growing fast in cities, have left many built structures in a state of abandonment. Today, the information society sees constructions of the industrial society of yesteryear. Thus, the city of the past leaves us a cultural heritage on which alternatives to the preservation and memory of these places must be projected.

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FAU USP - The Architecture and Urbanism College, University of Sao Paulo. Brazil

FAU USP - The Architecture and Urbanism College, University of Sao Paulo. Brazil

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FAU USP - The Architecture and Urbanism College, University of Sao Paulo. Brazil

FAU USP - The Architecture and Urbanism College, University of Sao Paulo. Brazil

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3. Terrain vague redevelopments

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8. The role of artists and urban art

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