Engaging residents with their outdoor space through temporary practice
de Daniel Mallo and Armelle Tardiveau
This book presents an action research project carried out between Autumn 2010 and Winter 2011 in the open space between three social- housing blocks in Gateshead, in the North- East of England, with a view to demonstrate how spatial quality can emerge by means of temporary interventions bringing about mental and physical appropriation.
In the context of the disused outdoor space of a Housing Estate, this research seeks to answer the question of ‘whose space is it?’, unearth new meanings and uses from which emerges a new collective use and memory. It also establishes the agency of space in altering power and institutional relationships.