(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

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Cities within the city : do-it-yourself urbanism and the right to the city

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The article asks to what extent such practices constitute a new form of urban politics that might give birth to a more just and democratic city. In answering this question, it considers these so-called ‘do-it-yourself urbanisms’ from the perspective of the ‘right to the city’. After critically assessing that concept, it argues that in order for do-it-yourself urbanist practices to generate a wider politics of the city through the appropriation of urban space, they also need to assert new forms of authority in the city based on the equality of urban inhabitants. This claim is illustrated through an analysis of the do-it-yourself practices of Sydney-based activist collective BUGA UP and the New York and Madrid Street Advertising Takeovers


Article of periodic

published at : International journal of urban and regional research / ISSN 0309-1317

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford ; Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no3 [pp. 941-956]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 phot.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 22290

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