The public space of the street must offer the most diverse social groups many possibilities for their uses and activities and is in turn decisively shaped by them. A comprehensive photo catalogue of these activities has been compiled from numerous photographic observations in Berlin, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich. Based on the collected photographic material, specific themes are singled out as examples for each city, presented in extensive picture series and reflected by the accompanying text in order to highlight four characteristic uses of public spaces and the atmosphere in the respective cities. The visually structured study also makes a comparison possible through thematic cross-references.
Jürgen Krusche, Professur Günther Vogt, Departement Architektur, ETH Zürich
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