The first, free, interdisciplinary educational program aimed at establishing a new approach to urban complexity built around public space.
A transformative learning experience with the best and most influential scholars, professionals and urban innovators.
Top: Boa Mistura, SISI NI MASHUJAA (in Swahili means “We are heroes”), Nairobi, Kenya (2016). Read more here.
Middle: Dan Goronszy, Exhibition of Cares, Balaclava, Australia (2018). Photographer Theresa Harrison. Read more here.
Down: Plastique Fantastique, Loud Shadows | Liquid Events, Oerol Festival, Terschelling, The Netherlands. Read more here.
It performs as an advocacy programme aimed at including public space as a priority in urban agendas of local governments, while educating citizens and providing expertise in the discussion with public and private institutions and local stakeholders, especially in regard of laws and policies for design, implementation, and management.
Contents are designed to be rich and diverse, intended to frame contemporary urban complexity, with multiple levels of understandings and interpretations, and to link public space to a large number of topics and issues, spanning from economy, environment, tourism, mobility to art, participation, social inclusion and beyond.
The Public Space Academy is able to expand understanding on how public space is a crucial asset for sustainable development, both as a top-down/expert-led activity and as a bottom-up/citizen-led practice.
Top: Boa Mistura, GEOLOGICAL SKIN, Antofagasta, Chile (2016).
Middle: Playground at Place des Vosges, Paris.
Down: CityUps, FESTA, Christchurch, New Zealand (2014).
“Join our global community of public space advocates, join City Space Architecture and stand up with us for public space!“
– Dr Luisa Bravo, Founder and Director of the Public Space Academy
#standupforpublicspace is a global campaign promoted by City Space Architecture and launched at the Habitat III conference in Quito. Read more here and join the campaign!