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Intersecting Mobilities: A Design Proposition -- Learning from Difference in an Uneven and Complex Public Sphere

Kelum Palipane

AMPS Proceedings Series 19.2 | AMPS | Published : 2021


The demographic complexity of many contemporary cities is a consequence of migration under heterogeneous circumstances. Ranging from economic migration to humanitarian reasons, its populations reflect uneven levels of skills, education and increased linguistic and cultural diversity. Limited studies have explored if and how architecture and urban design can respond to the socially uneven and culturally complex public sphere that is often a consequence of this multiplicity. In the current political climate, neutralizing difference and exclusionary practices are normalized; an approach that also manifests in the way the built environment is designed and managed; discouraging participation and ..

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