Open Spaces, Public Spaces, Publics, Open-minded Places

Luisa Bravo
In 1993 a double issue of the international architectural review (published in Italy) “Casabella” was dedicated to “The design of open spaces”. Different positions and scholars and diverse point of views explored this complex theme, trying to explain the reasons, the modes and the possibilities of a new strategy in design research and practice. The starting point was the very term “open space”, which doesn’t belong to the classical vocabulary of architectural theory, with no...