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Public space historical emergence (eu)

Market place. However, Neil points out that through much of our histories, public spaces, through rituals and ceremonials, where dominated by the ruling classes or elites.

Opportunities for people in lower classes for collective public expression were often through events like carnivals. That said, Neil points out that increased urbanisation in the eighteenth and nineteenth century changes some of the dynamics of power in our societies


Event as turning point for the modern public space. Use of public space

in 18 + 19th c w more people in the towns. They contested the public. eg. French Revolution.


How can a divided society look like in ireland..

An story from an irish town.

My husband grew up in a deeply segregated town in Northern Ireland. There was an implicit understanding across the whole community that a line across the middle of the high street divided the town into a Protestant half and a Catholic half. It was dangerous to cross this divide at any time of the day. As a visitor this would not be as easily apparent. Yes if you looked more closely you would notice certain flags flying in certain parts of the town, or murals or graffiti, but not necessarily on the high street, the more commercial rather than residential area of the town. But local people would know that the shops or pubs on each side of the invisible divide were owned by one community or the other, that the churches and schools were positioned on one side or the other, and that all the residential areas were clearly segregated along this divide. Obviously this stark division had a long-standing history - the churches and schools were built several generations ago - but had got more extreme over time, with every aspect of people's lives becoming segregated. How can these deeply embedded divisions be overcome?


Which groups exist in Ireland. The division.

Simple Two word answer

catholic and protestan.


How are teenagers treated in public spaces.
Story one, by his mom

From what my sons tell me, young teenage boys are THE out group, They are treated as a threat almost everywhere. To be avoided by crossing the street, to be followed in shops, to be ignored by bank managers, garage technicians......even when they are over 18, I've had to go along manys a time with an adult boy just to complete a menial task.


Ethnic Minority Fatimas experience in a public space:

I'm an ethnic minority with a youngish face. You want good service in a shop, just come out with me when I'm in my running gear (black hoodie etc), we'll have four members of staff following us :-D :-o


The shopping mall is it public and for whom?

Which places actively tries to include people.

Some spaces actively try to include groups who are usually excluded from public space such as gay bars, womens centres without the main aim of excluding others. However spaces such as shopping malls with private security for example , may initially present as a public space open to all - they do very subtly , and sometimes very blatantly, exclude certain groups by making them not welcome such as homeless people, groups of young men, poorer people. Capitalism has shrunk public space with spaces that were public becoming private.


Opinions by Fatima Khan (MOOC) : What does university do to a city?

What does campus do?

I find universities add a very, very welcome boost to the urban and cultural landscape of a city: the diversity of the students adds a different texture to the population.

And they're at the right age for really engaging with the city, going out, visiting places, not just staying in.

I think some universities tend to be "campus based" and have most of their students live on site, in a location far away from the actual city, and this seems a shame, both for the local residents and for the students.

Magnus counterpoint.: I have an idea of american campuses as a remote island where they party, do sport and study academic things. A place to submerge oneself in academic language and literature. Debating clubs, libraries, excentricity. Maybe it is a good environment for sharpening and being really academically brilliant?

I want empirical data to guide me her.