DEMO:POLIS, The right to public space
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Edited by Barbara Hoidn
University of Chicago Press/ Distributed for Park Books
The CICA Julius Posener Exhibition Catalogue Award 2017

The era of old certainties, of self-satisfaction, is over. Public Space, its use, and the shaping of it are the
future subjects of negotiations. The public is raising
new demands regarding the fundamental principles of democracy and the design of Public Space.

In cities, Public Space is the network of streets, squares, and parks that constitutes and represents urban com-munities. Public Space is, because we are civic society.

DEMO:POLIS presents the pluralism of the contemporary meaning of Public Space. Exemplary projects, models,
designs, and concepts by artists and architects as well
as participatory processes highlight the potentials
inherent in Public Space for our civic society.