Talking of Mundane Governance…

The latest CRESC Newsletter has an article on page 6 by Francis Dodsworth and Sophie Watson on a collaborative project entitled ‘Mundane Objects in Public Space’. Here is a short excerpt discussing their focus:

“We aim, as a strategic device, at the smaller scale: encounters with the “little” objects of the street and how those objects are embedded, for better or worse, in the stream of everyday life. We stoop to the level of things like waste bins to learn how people use public objects. We want to study the reciprocal relations of city users and city things: how objects shape behavior and how behavior gives form to artifacts, as objects (sometimes at least) undergo physical change through use. Public space, both as social and physical accomplishment, gains part of its reality through these encounters.”

 

 

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