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Stadt der Commonisten

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839423677 9783837623673 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.14361/9783839423677 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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It's hard to miss: a new generation of do-it-yourself activists are using the post-Fordist city as a laboratory for social, political, environmental and aesthetic experimentation. Whether in the community garden or in the FabLab, whether in open workshops or at exchange events - everywhere the protagonists question the relationship between consumption and production, problematizing the commodity character of things and the knowledge they contain. This sophisticated illustrated book combines visual expeditions through the new urban spaces of DIY with stimulating time diagnoses. The contributions illustrate that the young urbanites do not rely on opposition but follow the need for "true democracy" by creating (atmo-) spheres of sharing and exchange. They practice collaborative consumption and play public space in the manner of the Commonists.

Columna Traiani – Traianssäule

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ISBN: 9783902976536 Year: Pages: 524 Seiten Language: French|Italian|English|German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 475
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On 12th May 2013 the dedication day of Trajan’s Column in Rome was celebrated for the nineteen hundredth time. This anniversary provided the perfect occasion to fully appreciate the outstanding significance of this unique monument by means of an international conference, especially from the perspective of the traditional academic disciplines of Ancient History and Classical Archeology, including many disciplines such as Art History, Religious Studies, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Material Culture Studies and Visual Culture Studies. The volume contains the results of the conference.

Zwischenstadtland Schweiz

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837635942 9783839435946 9783732835942 Year: Pages: 408 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_621693 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170384
Subject: Political Science
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This volume analyses the communal decision-making processes behind the current spatial development in an urbanising Switzerland.

Kommunen im Klimawandel

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839446270 9783837646276 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.14361/9783839446270 Language: German
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Subject: Sociology
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How can you redesign cities effectively and quickly in a climate-friendly way? The exchange of knowledge between municipalities as well as the imitation of good practices is the key to »green transformation«. Using the example of "best practice" government technology, Nanja Nagorny-Koring fundamentally questions the widespread belief in the "principle of imitation" and paints a picture of why best practices are so popular despite the apparent dissociation of claim and reality. It presents in detail how best practices in communal climate protection are created, disseminated and applied.

Sozialraum Hochhaus

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839442968 9783837642964 Year: Pages: 462 DOI: 10.14361/9783839442968 Language: German
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Subject: Sociology
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About living in high-rises built during the construction boom years, the potency of social marginalization and the resilience of neighborhoods.

Die Welt reparieren

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783839433775 9783837633771 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.14361/9783839433775 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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Across the world, more and more DIY initiatives are cropping up, in which a diversity of matters and problems are being collectively dealt with. In these collaborative contexts – located away from the market and the state - an understanding of living together and urbanity based around democracy is tested out, and at the same time, ecologically and socially responsible solutions are being sought for fundamental forms of provision of food, of energy, and for making all manner of technology accessible. In the process, fascinating new forms of collective production, repairing and swapping arise which challenge the industrial logic of the 20th century, even turn them on their head. This book is dedicated to the visionary power of these promising innovative practices, and at the same time, provides a societal categorisation of the new `laboratories' of societal transformation. With photographs by Falk Messerschmidt.

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