Public Space: Fights and Fictions

ABSTRACT

Eva Franch Gilabert: Fights and Fictions: The Sharing Movement

While architecture is oftentimes reduced to the production of buildings, architecture is also the practice of envisioning cities and civic form. In the process of producing these urban edifices that house social, political and spatial relations, architects produce new models of society in its operational and aspirational terms, constantly innovating new forms of collective life.

Following the trails of globalization and after an era of individuation, starchitectures and singular developments, a new culture is emerging marked by a return to notions of collectivity. Fuelled by new technologies and a growing awareness of available resources, the sharing movement is radically changing the way we work, move, build and produce new ideas and knowledge.

How will the current sharing movement affect the way we inhabit and build the cities of tomorrow?