Series 14 Vol 3 No 2 (2020)
Articoli

(Un)Expected Contemporary Public Space

Valeria Cocco
Dipartimento Metodi e Modelli per l’Economia, il Territorio e la Finanza, Sapienza Università di Roma

Published 2021-07-28

Keywords

  • cities,
  • public space,
  • museums

How to Cite

Cocco, V. (2021). (Un)Expected Contemporary Public Space. Bollettino Della Società Geografica Italiana, 3(2), 55-64. https://doi.org/10.36253/bsgi-1026

Abstract

The paper analyzes the contemporary concept of public space. It focuses the attention on the transformation of the traditional concept of public space into the idea of an alternative public space (i.e. collective space, open space, hybrid space, etc.). The methodology adopted for research purposes is mainly empirical. The case study analyzes the MAXXI museum in Rome, that shows a spontaneous birth of a (un) expected form of public space in the museum pole. This phenomenon expresses a clear need of an alternative, safe, cultural, innovative, contemporary, public space.