Urban Appropriation Strategies: An Introduction

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In the past years, the transiency of European city-making and dwelling has become increasingly hard to disregard. This urban flux calls for a methodological rethinking for those professionals, social and natural scientists, artists, and activists, with an interest in the processes of remaking and reclaiming urban space. With a practical and empirical emphasis, this anthology brings forth a variety of perspectives on urban appropriation strategies, their relation to public space-making, and their implications for future city development, exploring how ideas and practices of appropriation inform and relate to cultural narratives, politico-historical occasions as well as socio-ecological expressions.


External organisations
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Cambridge
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Ethnology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Appropriation Strategies
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Space-making Practices in Contemporary European Cityscapes
EditorsFlavia Alice Mameli , Franziska Polleter, Mathilda Rosengren, Josefine Sarkez-Knudsen
Place of PublicationBielefeld
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-8394-4170-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-8376-4170-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes