"These strange urban spaces", place of abandonment, art and architecture.

"These strange urban spaces", place of abandonment, art and architecture.

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Under the meaning of Solà-Morales (2002), these places manifest and present themselves as spaces of freedom, an alternative for the cities of late capitalism. For him, ‘these strange urban spaces’ have ‘their edges lacking an effective incorporation’ and thus ‘are out of urban dynamics.’ Nevertheless, these ‘un-inhabited, in-safe, im-productive areas, foreign places to the urban system, mental exteriors in the physical interior of the city' appears as 1a counter-image of the city, as in the sense of its criticism and in the sense of its possible alternative.’ (Solà-Morales, 2002, p.120)
Seemingly forgotten places, where the memory of the past seems to prevail over that of the present; therefore, become obsolete and outside the effective, and affective, city circuits.
The identification that is with the 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, giving it new meanings and attributes.
We can observe that urban transformations, growing in the history of 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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Wesley Macedo

Wesley Macedo

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

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Wesley Macedo

Wesley Macedo

FAUUSP - 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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