Hybridising 'Ownership' of Public Space: Framings of Urban Emancipation in Crisis-Ridden Thessaloniki

Evangelia Athanassiou, Charis Christodoulou, Matina Kapsali, Maria Karagianni

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This chapter examines new hybrid forms of ‘ownership’ as they appear in and through public space in crisis-ridden Thessaloniki. Formally induced experiments of ‘co-ownership’ of public space are explored in parallel to citizen-led initiatives of everyday praxis and appropriation. Evidence from Thessaloniki suggests that multiple agents in various relationships to each other are involved in the production of public space, destabilizing the traditional private-public binary and unfolding a new, hybrid and often conflictual terrain in between. The chapter seeks to unveil the aims, the permanence and the relation of this process of hybridization of ownership to ‘the project of emancipation’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Space Unbound. Urban emancipation and the post-political condition
Subtitle of host publicationUrban emancipation and the post-political condition
EditorsSabine Knierbein, Tihomir Viderman
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315449203
ISBN (Print)9781138213098
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Planning and Urban Design


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