spaces for enacting rights
Based on the hypothesis that citizenship is a performative act, I would like to have a closer look at the spatial conditions for acts of citizenship: How and which kinds of urban situations can facilitate or prevent accessibility to the city? Are there possible spaces where citizenship might be provided or invented? How can citizenship be performed? Are there certain tools, skills and expertise required in performing citizenship? And if there are certain spaces which might facilitate practices of citizenship, how can citizenship be enacted in those spaces? How can citizenship as a practice be learned? What role could the metroZones school for urban action play in providing space and tools for debates and interventions to politicize the urban?
Urban Citizenship – spaces for enacting rights by Kathrin Wildner /// Article contributed to „communities in movement #1 : on experimental practices“ / edited by Brandon LaBelle; The Art Academy, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen.
Drawing by Erik Göngrich