Město pro všechny? Případová studie revitalizace a purifikace veřejného prostoru

Petr Jiskra email
   Katedra antropologie, Fakulta filozofická, Západočeská univerzita v Plzni


The study focuses on the purification of public space as an accompanying phenomenon of its revitalization. As a result of purification, it is argued, public space is sterilized and its quality and heterogeneity are reduced. The aim of this paper is to uncover the causes, consequences, practices and mechanisms related to the processes involved in the transformation of public space. It is based on the qualitative fieldwork in the public park Tyršovy sady, Pardubice, and consists of participant observation, taking photographs, semistructured interviews as well as secondary sources. The research shows that as a result of revitalization, the park has lost its original character and – due to its specific architectural modification, partial vegetation removal and increasing formal and informal social control – the space has been purified and the phenomena considered undesirable by the majority of society have been eliminated.

Klíčová slova

veřejný prostor; město; regulace; purifikace; transgrese

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