WG 3 - Conceptual reflection

Conceptual reflection provides room for reflection on both philosophical and methodological approaches and evidence informed practice to understand the complex relationships between contemporary values, habits and needs on one side, functions and potentials of public spaces for quality of life on the other, new media development and potentials and how it is or should be reflected in the urban fabric and place design.

Its aim is to bring together knowledge about new ways of urban life people are tending or searching for in connection with new media and theoretical approaches of planning and design of urban public space.

The leading questions are:

  • What can we learn from links between digital media in public spaces?
  • Are new media practices changing the character, meaning, significance and functions of public spaces?
  • What new possibilities new media offer for public spaces future development and design, and what are the problems and obstacles they are bringing?
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