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a+t 38 Strategy and Tactics in Public Space
February 07, 2012
In the latest issue in the Strategy series, a+t extends its field of research to the system of tactics. While the first two issues in the series involved approaching the project through the strategies identified in it, Strategy and Tactics in Public Space aims to define the strategy in relation to the tactics.
Javier Mozas looks at the context from which it emerges and develops the system of tactics applied to public space offering his view of the actors involved, the modus operandi and the realms in which it takes place.
Based on this view, a+t has chosen 8 tactical actions which it considers to be action types: re-using what is useless, low-cost self-building, farming the city, playing to change reality, negotiating at all levels, acting generously, using direct action and aspiring to utopia.
So, issue number 38 of a+t magazine brings to a close the field of research on project strategies by analysing 8 works on public space which add to the 34 works already published in the Strategy series. Likewise, it kicks off the analysis of the system of tactics with the works of 8 collectives.
Authors and projects included in this issue:
Lentspace. New York, United States
Miyashita Park Renovation. Tokyo, Japan
BIG, TOPOTEK1, SUPERFLEX
Superkilen. Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordbahnhof Park. Berlin, Germany
Gleisdreieck Park. Berlin, Germany
Dessau Landscape Corridor. Dessau, Germany
JEAVONS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Clifton Hill Railway. Melbourne, Australia
Lions Park. Greensboro, United States
Park(ing), City Hall Victory Garden. San Francisco, United States
ATELIER DELLE VERDURE
Temporary Garden. Milan, Italy
Temporary Amusement Park. Lima, Peru
BRUIT DU FRIGO
Quai de Queyries, Temporary Beach, Garden at the Wall, Le Brasero. Bordeaux, Merignac, France
Cascoland Mafikeng. Mafikeng, South Africa
Detour de France. France (2011-2012). Place au Changement. Saint Etienne, France
EL CAMPO DE CEBADA
El Campo de Cebada. Madrid, Spain
El Dorado. Bogota, Colombia