Mapping Intermittent Practices in Lisbon

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Authors: Rita OchoaAlessia Allegri

Abstract: Worldwide, are emerging several forms of uses of space, activities, expressions, and relationships that enable and empower temporariness and sharing in the urban spaces: it is what we call Intermittent Practices (IP). IP are generating significant changes on the urban context and new challenges to policy, planning, and governance. The research project “Intermittent Lisbon. Temporary uses and sharing practices in the adaptive city” focuses on the distinctive sort of intermittences that occur in the different dimensions of public life, driving urban transformations and causing disruptions in the conventional relations between space, time and use.The present paper stems from this project and reports the mapping, systematization and interpretative reading of a collection of IP case studies. Using previously defined criteria, 10 examples will be addressed, covering the following five areas: 1. Housing and Working; Services, Leisure, Trade, 3. Culture and Artistic Action, 4. Mobility, 5. Public space and Community use.We consider that the reconceptualization of temporariness and sharing can lead to the definition of new disciplinary paradigms in which flexibility and adaptability become fundamental elements of the design processes. Therefore, a critical evaluation of this in progress phenomena is essential and an opportunity to rethink the way we live cities and design them, also in light of the pandemic crisis we have just experienced.Keywords: Intermittent Practices, Lisbon, Temporary uses, Sharing, Adaptive City

Keywords: Intermittent Practices, Lisbon, Innovative Urban Planning, Temporary Uses, Sharing Practices

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002352

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