‘Yes We Camp!’: Marseille’s artistic and participatory urban camp examined through a socio-materiality lens

  • Alena Siarheyeva Yncréa Méditerranée, Maison de l’Innovation Toulon Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS LEST Aix-en-Provence

Abstract

The presented paper builds on theoretical language borrowed from post-modern philosophy and humanist geography to investigate particular features of the artistic and participatory “Yes We Camp!” The article emphasizes a mutually reinforcing relationship between static properties of the site – its spatial organization, built environment and selection of materials – and its dynamic characteristics – social interactions, organizational form and the emotional resonance evoked in people. The paper shows that place particularity is symbolically conveyed by the spatial organization and built environment and is collectively lived and felt as a unique atmosphere. Thus, our understanding of particular places cannot be complete without accounting for the complex interactions between their spatial, material, social and human dimensions.

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How to Cite
SIARHEYEVA, Alena. ‘Yes We Camp!’: Marseille’s artistic and participatory urban camp examined through a socio-materiality lens. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 59-82, dec. 2016. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/1105>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2016.2.1105.

Keywords

particular place, atmosphere, socio-materiality, heterotopia, Yes We Camp!

Published
2016-12-31