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A Dictator's Guide to Urban Design

A Dictator's Guide to Urban Design | Geography Education | Scoop.it
Ukraine's Independence Square, and the revolutionary dimensions of public spaces.
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This article gives some background on the political purposes behind urban planning and public squares that carry cultural meaning.  While Ukraine is the reason for delving into the topic, the article explores the politicization of public squares in various regional and historical contexts.  The image above shows how monuments, despite their 'official' meaning, can be rearticulated and reinterpreted as other audiences inscribe meaning into the landscape.  

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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:21 PM

Very interesting article about public spaces transformed by public protest.

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