How Architecture Defines The Nature Of A Public Spaces

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Public spaces are social spaces where social phenomena happens, different activities leading to different social relations and interactions. Spaces with own rhythms of use and regulations that one can discover or rediscover in different cultural context.10 steven To understand how architecture can activate public spaces through play to make social spaces, spaces for public life, this paper first investigates how architecture defines the nature of a public spaces with the possibility of engaging public into play. Then, the paper discuss how play can engage people to redefine spaces and find something that have in common with others. And finally, how people can obtain their freedom through playing in a space will be explored. To do so, the…show more content…
An essential need of the city and urban life, for bringing people together and seeing architecture as a social form. (147-148 writing on cities) “The human being has the need to accumulate energies and to spend them, even waste them in play.” (147 writing on cities) “What makes something play and what play ‘means’ to culture continues to be potential redefined through changing social practice. The strength of the concept of play relies on the binding together of many different social conditions which people may understand as play, but which cannot be collectively defined by any firm set of rules or boundaries. Because play is not a distinct, discrete set of activities, but rather a characteristic which is present to varying degrees in many different kinds of human behavior, it is necessary to look at play from multiple perspectives, drawing together threads of analysis.”26 Public spaces are the achievement of urban societies where people can get urban experience very intensive and lively, offering experiences and possibilities for action. They are important spaces because they have potential for play, a potential which as Stevens believes is almost neglected: “Play is an important but largely neglected aspect of people’s
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