Citizens as Builders: Co-production Strategies

Jesús Hernández

Published in "Public Space Acupuncture", 2015

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The motivations that lead so many citizens all over the world to intervene directly in public space autonomously and independently of the authorities are very diverse.

In some cases this is due to simple aesthetic reasons, in the spirit of improving the urban environment they live in, or as a hobby shared collectively, or they have an economic motivation based on which urban spaces are used to produce food for direct consumption or for sale. In other cases the interventions have political motivations attempting to create a change in the urban environment through direct action, or they serve to denounce situations of neglect in order to provoke action from the authorities.

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