Superkilen-Park in Copenhagen, designed with civic participation TOPOTEK 1, Foto © Iwan Baan
New Urban Landscapes of Commons
Czech Centre Wilhelmstraße 44 / Entrance Mohrenstraße 10117 Berlin
In Cooperation with Berlin based landscape architects: Atelier Loidl, Topotek 1, A24, sinai
On the transformation of contemporary urban landscapes based upon the notions of commons versus the highly individualized appropriations of spaces. Boundaries between private and public are progressively dissolving. Is the traditional notion of the ‘Volkspark’ – people’s park, somewhat outdated? Do we face a conglomerate of individual uses of recreational space? Smart parks, where public lands are dedicated to urban farming or ecological uses, are completely changing the way urban landscapes and parks are perceived. How does one design for this new urban commons?