Sit: Close to the shoreline

by Ya-Chi Fu

Location: end of 14th Ave. NW, end of 24th Ave. NW, along NW canal St., on N Northlake way, end of Brooklyn Ave.

There are some sides for to consider. The relationships, that be built among the professional designer, the users and the city, cause benches be closer to people’ s everyday life; the ways, that connect people and benches between theory and social practices and between thought and lived experience, make benches have urban meaning; the tactics, that manipulate the political, economic and scientific rationalities through time and space or vacuity, topos, deception, detour and bunker which involve peoples’ everyday life, lead benches have superior backgrounds arousing human activities around them.

In short, although micro urbanism are easily lost in the everyday life, the relationships among the professional designers, users and the city; the connection make benches have urban meaning; the tactics through time and space lead human activities in specified settings are three main examination to determine the proper and on purpose choices of right decisions for urban context and human activities.


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Micro Urbanism

The term “micro-urbanism” describes small-scale urban spaces and design interventions that enable a wide variety of activities, events, processes and functions to take place. It also involves ways to reinterpret the urban landscape. As a class project, the purpose for creating this Guide is to bring attention to aspects of our everyday environment that are important but often neglected parts of the urban experiences.

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