Ana Nikezic, Natasa Jankovic


Rethinking Spontaneous Transformation: The Case of Belgrade Abandoned Places

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abandoned spaces, spontaneous transformation, Belgrade


This paper contributes to current disscusions of the abandoned spaces as being catalists of contemporary urbanity. The case study for this research is the city of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is a potent city, on the edge of the European Union and in the intensive phase of political, economic and social transition, therefore overcrowded with abandoned spaces of various kinds. The aim is to rethink possible tactics of spontaneous transformation of abandoned spaces and to relate them to urban regeneration, providing insight into the continuous and multivalent nature of urban space and the relationship between spatial experience, practice, representation and identity. The paper analyses the diversity of possible actions and therefore provides an insight into the nature and possible articulation of spontanious transformation of abandoned spaces. The aim is to rethink tactics of conquest as patterns of spontanious transformation capable to privide mulitiple and dinamic contemporary urbanity will be searched for.

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Ana Nikezic, Natasa Jankovic. (2016) Rethinking Spontaneous Transformation: The Case of Belgrade Abandoned Places. International Journal of Cultural Heritage, 1, 25-32