Territories of Urbanism

concepts of urbanists,conceptual shifts,elementary landscapes,epfl press,paola vigano,phantom of porosity,rethinking urbanism,territories of urbanism,urbanistsIn past years, with the terms descriptive, representative, or demonstrative project, I have attempted to indicate three main families of positions, whose presence I could recognize inside a wide-ranging debate (VIGANÒ 1994). These families made reference to three fundamental project dimensions, three unavoidable and omnipresent dimensions whose intensity, however, can vary remarkably in different moments, and from project to project: the descriptive, representative and demonstrative dimensions. At the start of the 1990s, the debate was mostly skewed towards the first two.

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