Lectures 2006
1/28/2021
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"Body and public space in Athens and Madrid" Zoi Mandelenaki - Andromaxi Ntoufeksi

Trying to investigate the relationship between body and public space in our days, we analyzed the most centered public spaces and the behavior of their users, of two Mediterranean towns, Athens and Madrid. We think that these spaces are the most representative to indicate the public identity of the two towns. The analysis is categorized according to the rhythm that the activities of the body are executed in space. This choice was made accordingly to the rhythm of use of each space, mobility and the behavior of the user’s body are transformed. This way are created different categories of space. In the first unit we analyze urgent acts that era placed in spaces we use every day. In the second we refer to every day usage in the most central public spaces of these two towns. In the last we place facts that don’t happen in every day bases but the rhythm of their repentance is regular and stable. It is important that occurs a periodic change of the usage of the space.