Deckmyn, C. (2020). Lire la ville: manuel pour une hospitalité de l’espace public. Paris: Éditions Dominique Carré
The book Lire la ville: manuel pour une hospitalité de l’espace public written by the architect-urbanist Chantal Deckmyn is a practical manual that leans on a vision and an ethic of the city, which begins from what already exists and tries to understand it.
The book covers the spatial and social dimensions of the city and exposes the benefits that a public space promoting citizenship, equality and solidarity would represent for all, individually and collectively.
Each chapter, based on the anthropological and political issues of the public space, includes recommendations, explores practical aspects and evokes some of its semantic, historical or artistic dimensions. | More information