Filling the Gaps: Reimagining Public Space as a Continuum

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.

Click here to download the PDF file.

Creator: 

Ochoa, Analiz

Date: 

2021

Abstract: 

There is a special joy found in the gaps of time and space along the street. Yet, these moments are rapidly disappearing from the urban fabric. Who owns public space? To address this question, Filling the Gaps reflects on the agency of the street and the different actors that come into play. How can the notion of public and private be reconceptualized? This thesis discovers the missed opportunities for interactions with and within the city by observing Ottawa's street life. How can the street be transformed from a space of passage alone to a space for connection and human interaction? Four dismissed and unseen urban gaps are chosen to explore the possibilities of publicness along the street. How can a continuum streetscape for public life emerge within the city? Through tactical interventions and urban storytelling, the project reimagines a process where urban dwellers renegotiate and extend the public realm's boundaries.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

Items in CURVE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. They are made available with permission from the author(s).