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49 Methods and Assignments for Writing Urban Places

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A field guide with inspiring methods and assignments for urban studies

> A handy and accessible introduction to methods of urban engagement
> Contains practical and surprising assignments for the reader
> Explores the special interface between architecture and literature
> About the Writing Urban Places network

Repository. 49 Methods and Assignments for Writing Urban Places offers a set of methods and assignments intended to stimulate new approaches in architecture, urban studies, and other fields of spatial development and to invite creative, often embodied, and sometimes playful engagements with the material and immaterial dimensions of urban places.

This Repository collects 49 methods, defined here as systematic procedures, techniques and ways of acting, to explore, examine and discover urban places. Each method is described in a brief text and followed by a direct short assignment. Presented as a clear set of instructions, the assignment encourages and guides the reader to fully or partially explore and employ the method. As such, this Repository is intended to stay off the shelves and be a useful tool to inspire, accompany, and assist spatial professionals, researchers, students and communities alike to engage with urban places and to discover and develop responsible approaches to current urban challenges.

The Repository is a follow-up of the Vademecum: 77 Minor Terms for Writing Urban Places and was compiled by an interdisciplinary group of international scholars connected through the EU COST Action network Writing Urban Places: New Narratives of the European City.

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ISBN 978-94-6208-779-8 | 1. edition | April 2023 | available | Klaske Havik, Dalia Milian Bernal, Carlos Machado e Moura, Esteban Restrepo Restrepo, Lorin Niculae (eds.) | design: Studio Sanne Dijkstra | English | 13 x 21 cm | 216 pages | illustrated (250 full color) | in conjunction with: the COST-research network, TU Delft | with support from: EU COST Action CA18126 Writing Urban Places


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