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Becker et al actions what you can do with the city

Actions: What You Can Do with the City (Comment s’approprier la ville)

Publisher

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; SUN, Amsterdam

Language

English, French

This catalogue is part of a three-part project by the Canadian Centre for Architecture that also included an exhibition and a website. Identifying the contemporary metropolis as structured by patterns of consumption that are inherently fragile, subject to control, and socially and economically divisive, the catalogue documents a countercurrent of small-scale and plural practices that spontaneously make use of the city: from borrowed buildings for temporary offices to urban agriculture and the appropriation of urban terrain for soccer games. A collection of short “Thoughts” by a range of authors is interwoven with thirty-four “Actions” culled from the exhibition.