Tactical Urbanism BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Posted to Lab Notes I on January 16th, 2012 by Mimi Zeiger "As digital devices and technological infrastructures increasingly mediate the way we live in cities, the language by which we describe urbanism shifts accordingly." The living city.
“ In considering novel urbanisms, it is important not only to investigate new urban processes and kinds of organization, but also to re-evaluate the methodologies by which we intervene in urban systems and spaces. The traditional tools of the urbanist are the capital project and the contract document; the capital project originates with a major initial capital investment by a party other than the designer (usually either a public agency or a private investor), while contract documents are used to define the terms of production and maintenance of a capital project.
Portable shops have a long history — and aren’t always temporary, as with the centuries-old tradition of booksellers along the Seine in Paris. We tend to view architecture as permanent, as aspiring to the status of monuments.
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“ Tactical urbanism uses the city as a site of experimentation, deploying pop-up parks, vacant retail reuse, or unsanctioned street furniture as way to reprogram the urban realm. The practice traditionally takes an activist position in relationship to environmental, political, cultural and economic factors. However, as the practice is increasingly being absorbed into mainstream thinking on cities, it is critical that we look closely at both the underlying assumptions and resulting effects” ~ Mimi Zeiger ( City Sessions @ IfUD )
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Mimi Zeiger is editor and publisher of Loud Paper , a zine and blog dedicated to increasing the volume of architectural discourse. As a writer and critic, she covers art, architecture and design for a number of publications including The New York Times , Domus , Dwell , and Architect , where she is a contributing editor. Zeiger is author of Tiny Houses .