COST network Writing Urban Places
We are happy to announce that a European network grant (EU COST Action) has been awarded to our proposal Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City.
We are much looking forward to collaborate with our international colleagues on this four-year research project, of which you will find a summary below.
Writing Urban Places. New Narratives of the European City.
The Action aims to collect current initiatives of scholars addressing urban change from the crossing point of literary studies, urban studies and architecture, with the objective to offer a conceptual framework and operative tools to analyze urban narratives and to share knowledge with city makers.
The Action defines three thematic targets it wants to explore theoretically as well as in case studies. 1) meaningfulness: offering local communities and professionals the ability to improve their understanding of their built environment; 2). appropriation: empowering communities by improving their ability to project their feelings on their built environment. 3). integration: offering concrete tools and methods for the construction of common grounds among communities, based on relations of meaningfulness and appropriation of their built environment.
Writing Urban Places proposes an innovative investigation and implementation of a process for developing human understanding of communities; their society; and their place, by narrative methods.