Discovering Site-Specific Qualities in Venice and Marseille

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

When “site-specificity” becomes a central value in city and harbor transfor-mation, it soon proves necessary to address the ways in which scholars and professionals actually come to determine site-specific qualities in urban fab-rics and social life. How are certain traits and habits discovered, and how may they be justified as indispensable elements in a refashioning of harbor areas to the benefit of urban culture?
The present study provides answers the above questions by means of observations from two South-European cities in which site-specificity and harbor areas are closely related. For centuries, both of these cities – Venice and Marseille – have forged long-term and intimate symbolic relationships between surrounding waters and diverse harbor functions. Today, encoun-ters with such urban spaces and practices invite the visiting researchers to single out particular and maybe unexpected aspects in urban fabric and con-temporary life. Thanks to site-specific features, self-reflexive approaches to harbor transformation may develop.
TitelSite-Specific Design : Driving Force for Harbour Transformation
RedaktørerLisa Diedrich, Andrea Kahn, Caroline Dahl
Antal sider29
AnsøgerSveriges Landbrugsuniversitet (SLU), Alnarp
ISBN (Trykt)978-91-576-8917-7
StatusAfsendt - 2015

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