PUBLIC SPACE AND PEOPLE online workshop | some updated information

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Some places are still available for PUBLIC SPACE AND PEOPLE online workshop.
Please find below some updated information about the workshop. I also would like to invite you to introductory week of the workshop, next Tuesday and Wednesday with director Andrés Walliser: see the workshop calendar for more details.

online workshop directed by Andres Walliser

Public spaces have been one of the defining elements of the urban
condition, whereas a city or a hamlet.
This workshop aims to look at public space from a social point of view.
The workshop will focus on different uses of public space in relation with social, cultural, political, and environmental variables; the evolution of public space in urban contexts, and the role of people in public space development through practice, use, and participatory tools.

Public space can be the result of a customary use along time, or of
urban planning as a given space with different functions like
representation, social control, or commercial, among others. It also can be the outcome of a participation process – both top down (this is launched by the public administration), or bottom up, demanded by the residents.

The workshop will be illustrated with examples reviewing both
public spaces along history and recent relevant cases of innovation in urban and social design.

Andres Walliser has a PhD in Sociology and he is a specialist in urban issues. As an Academic, he is particularly interested in participation, gobernance, and social exclusion; while as a practitioner, he focuses on urban planning and urban policies. Andres Walliser is an Associate Lecturer at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and collaborates with Ecosistema Urbano since 2005.

| 4 open online sessions (FREE) | theoretical and methodological aspects
| 4 online network design sessions | development and sharing of ideas
| networking | the workshop will have its own blog hosted in where participants will be able to meet, interact with each other, and build their own network of creatives from all over the world.
| tools | participants will learn to use network design and communication tools such as livestream, wordpress, google+, twitter, facebook, posterous, and so on.
| publication | each participant will submit a project or an idea at the end of the workshop, which will be published under a creative commons license in dreamhamar and ecosistema urbano websites.

4 – 26 October, 2011
| online network design sessions | Tuesday 18:00 – 19:00 (UTC+2, Norway Time)
| open online sessions (FREE) | Wednesday 18:00 – 19:00 (UTC+2, Norway Time)
please see the google workshop calendar for more details

REGISTRATION FEE for the online network design sessions
250 euros
Hedmark county residents: FREE

26th, September 2011, 12.00 pm (UTC+2, Norway Time)

Minimum: 5
Maximum: 10

For registering, please click the banner below and choose your payment method (Paypal or credit card).

_dreamhamar online workshops are a collaboration between Ecosistema Urbano and Urban Social Design. Andres Walliser directed “City Centers’ Sustainable Development” within  Urban Social Design Experience, a networked-learning online program on urban and social innovation._
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