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# mit dem menschen bauen

public space is an old habit. the words "public space" are deceptive; when i hear the words, i'm forced to have an image of a physical place i can point to and be in. i should be thinking only of a condition; but instead, i imagine an architectural type, and i think of a piazza, or a town square, or a city commons.

public space, i assume, without thinking about it, is a place where the public gathers. the public gathers in two kinds of spaces. the first is a space that is public, a place where the public gathers because it has a right to the place; the second is a place that is made public, a place where the public gathers precisely because it doesn't have the right - a place made public by force

public space in a private time | vito acconci