Ordinary Spaces and Public Life in the City of Fragments

Giulio Giovannoni
The Urban Design Studio held in the fall 2012 within the International Curriculum in Architectural Design at the University of Florence coped with the design of peripheries. These are the least-known parts of Florence but are still the places where most of people live. Here the traditional ideas of the city and of public spaces collapse. Public life mainly shows in ordinary spaces with no particular value. The Urban Design Studio tried to discover public...