Human experience is threatened by the massive architecture of world cities and the density of infrastructures – digital and otherwise – that exist to serve international capital and the global economy. Sassen argues that there is a need for the production of subversive narratives as a counterbalance to this, to make the local and what has been silenced manifest and to generate new forms of ‘modest public spaces’.
Saskia Sassen is Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University
of Chicago and Professor at the London School of Economics. She has
gained worldwide acclaim for studies such as The Global City and
Cities in a World Economy. Her most recent publication is Territory,
Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton
University Press, 2006).
Arnold Reijndorp, urban sociologist
Willem van Weelden, artist and theorist
Organised by: SKOR / Open / De Balie
SKOR is the Netherlands Foundation for Art and Public Space
Open, a cahier about art and the public domain, is published twice a
year by NAi Publishers in association with skor.
Open 11, “hybrid space???, investigates how wireless media mobilise and transform public space.
With contributions by Howard Rheingold, Saskia Sassen, Frans Vogelaar/ Elizabeth Sikiardi, Noortje Marres, Koen Brams/Dirk Pultau, Marion Hamm, Esther Polak, De Geuzen, Kristina Andersen, Arie Altena, Daniel van der Velden, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Max Bruinsma, and Assia Kraan.
Guest-editor: Eric Kluitenberg
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