Public Space Between Crisis, Innovation and Utopia | Sabine Knierbein | TEDxViennaSalon
Public space is much more than parks and plazas. It is where the crisis bites, where needed social innovation happens, and where capitalist restructuring manifests.
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Sabine Knierbein is an international expert on public space. She studied landscape design before concluding her Ph.D. in urban studies at Bauhaus Universität Weimar, where she started exploring relations between public space, the philosophy of science, and research as action with impact. Sabine is an innovator who (re)designs academic curricula and research fields for engaged urban professionals. As director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space (TU Wien), her fields include urban theory, urban governance, spatial resistance, and urban emancipation. Her lecture addresses spatial dilemmas between crisis and innovation and offers a different utopian approach to the city by relocating public space in the spatial presence of our own actions.
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