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Creating places of vernacular democracy

ironworks near the last subway station. 7 Railroad in Nowy Żoliborz: c. 0.5ha old railway siding in new residential area of multi-​family block of flats, activists try to convert it into community line-​park. 8 Górka Kazurka: c. 4ha urban wasteland with a high hill in the biggest Warsaw multi-​ family block-​of-​flats residential area –​ Ursynów. City wastelands Table 3.1 (Cont.) Country Town Case study no. Place name and characteristics 9 Sielecki Canal: c. 2ha urban wasteland near multi-​family housing area and a big communication node near Siekierkowski Bridge

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
The case of Ortobello Urban Garden

city of Perugia has a higher number of unused buildings compared to the peripheral areas (ISTAT, 2017). The combination of these phenomena  –​the depopulation of local residents and the abundance of properties to rent –​have attracted mainly students and foreign citizens to live in the historic centre of Perugia. As a result, this area is mainly populated by young people, such as undergraduate students, living alone or in shared flats (ISTAT, 2017); whereas foreign citizens are mostly present in the neighbourhood of the railway station and in the historic centre

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice

). carriage to see a dozen or so early risers staring at newly installed television screens on the backs of seats. No one has paid the £3.95 subscription to watch re-runs of trash television. Instead everyone is making do with watching a yellow spot flashing in the centre of a map. As the train pulls out of the station (speed: 16, 17 … 18mph; altitude: 177ft), the flashing yellow spot remains fixed in the centre, but the base map slips from right to left at jagged intervals; from Didcot, down a touch to the south-east, and on to Reading (figure 2.3). In this instance

in Time for mapping
The visual art of Tim Robinson/Timothy Drever

subvert. The concept of the folded map as a landscape that can be purchased at petrol stations and tourist shops is as subversive of the modernist order as the non-religious subject painting was in the sixteenth century. And following Paul Klee’s tenet – that art reveals the visible rather than imitates it – Robinson’s maps go on to unveil secrets hidden in the landscape and voices and sounds long forgotten. The landscape of the West of Ireland first emerged as a popular and increasingly saleable strand within Irish art with the publication of Edmund Burke’s A

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
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-powered cliff railway, organic gardens, displays illustrating wave, solar and wind power, selfbuild houses and compost toilets. 8 Cyberprotest CAT’s website ( was first launched in 1995, and has been re-launched several times since. CAT utilises CMC to advertise the centre and encourage visitors. It also provides those unable to visit the centre with access to ideas about alternative technology (such as tip-sheets about using sustainable technologies). The website answers many of the most frequently asked questions about alternative technology, deflecting

in Cyberprotest