In Touch with Debate:

Physicalizing Negotiation of Contested Urban Open Space

Anne Schirner
Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten

Urban space has become increasingly heterogeneous and is often site of negotiation and contestation involving diverse stakeholders, complex processes, and dynamics. The city has always been a setting for social discourse. But it seems to be only since a couple of years that the built environment and its development is regularly subject of heated controversy.
This project lies at the intersection of urban transformation, Actor-network theory (ANT), and information visualization. It deploys digital methods and ANT‘s material-semiotic approach to the analysis of an urban controversy.