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Athens and the war on public space: Tracing a city in crisis

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posted on 15.05.2018, 08:49 by Klara J. Brekke, Christos Filippidis, Antonis Vradis
Sometimes, the maelstrom of a crisis can be captured in a single image. The image of the mundane, barely noticeable movement of an urban dweller as they go about their everyday life. Athens and the War on Public Space commences from images just like this one, collected over a two-year period of research (2012–2014) in Athens during a time of severe financial and political crisis. For the author-curators of this volume, public space became a light-sensitive surface upon which they could begin to map the material imprints of the most structural and violent characteristics of the crisis, and their research spread in different directions, tracking the role of infrastructure and the shifts the financial crisis brought about upon built environments, the violent manifestations of the official anti-migrant policy, the rise of racism, the imposition of the emergency upon public space, and the phenomenology of mass transit.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Pages

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Citation

BREKKE, K.J., FILIPPIDIS, C. and VRADIS, A., 2018. Athens and the war on public space: Tracing a city in crisis. NYC: Punctum Books, 174pp.

Publisher

Punctum Books

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Publication date

2018

Notes

This is an Open Access book. It is published by Punctum Books under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

ISBN

9781947447462

Language

en