My PDA is an architectural device exploring and interpreting the nature and uses of public space.
1 a: an inhabited place of greater size, population, or importance than a town or village
The city being a great host of public life, space and events is an appropriate place to begin to investigate the relationship between built spaces and society, for instance between political power, cultural belief structures and their built representation.
“What is the city? How did it come into existence? What process does it further: what functions does it perform: what purposes does it fulfill? No single definition will apply to all its manifestations and no single description will cover all it’s transformations…(Mumford,1961,p.3)”
- Mumford, Lewis. (1961) The City in History, it’s origins, its transformations and it’s prospects. New York. Harcourt, Brace& World.