Imminent Commons: Commoning Cities

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THE TRUTH OF THE CITY LIES IN THE EVERYDAY. WE HAVE TO

BREAK AWAY FROM EXISTING CONCEPTS OF THE CITY IN ORDER

TO BUILD MORE HUMANE AND DEMOCRATIC URBAN STRUCTURES. THE CITY IS A COMMUNITY ALWAYS IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING, FORMED BY ANONYMITY AND READY TO TELL US MANIFOLD STORIES. IT IS FORMED BY BOTH PHYSICAL SPACES-SQUARES, PARKS, STREETS, AND EVEN GAPS BETWEEN BUILDINGS-AND

VIRTUAL SPACES WHERE STRANGERS GATHER, COMMUNE, AND

PART WAYS. THEY FORM THE ESSENTIALS OF A NEW BIENNALE OF SEUNG H-SANG

CONCERNING THE CURRENT STATE AND NEAR FUTURE OF CITIES OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE LENS OF PUBLIC INITIATIVES,

PROJECTS, AND URBAN NARRATIVES. CITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR NEW POSSIBILITIES THAT WILL HELP THEM SURVIVE AND THRIVE

WITHIN NEW SYSTEMS OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE. THE STRATEGIES OF CITIES WITH REGARD TO RAPID URBANIZATION, SCARCITY OF PUBLIC RESOURCES, AND PRIVATIZATION OF COMMONS WILL BE EXAMINED THROUGH THE DIVERSE SPECTRUM OF

EDITED BY HELEN HEJUNG CHOI AND HYUNGMIN PAI

“COMMONING CITIES” PRESENTS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

COMMONING CITIES

ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN SEOUL.

COMMONING CITIES

FOCUSED PROJECTS. HELEN HEJUNG CHOI

EDITED BY HELEN HEJUNG CHOI AND HYUNGMIN PAI



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