Posted June 18th 2012 at 10:34 am by
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#citychat No. 2 : Tinkering with Urban Space

“Very elaborate effort to build a house on the river bank, just bellow the Musée d’Orsay in Paris… That raises quite a few questions!” Caption and photo from Urban Bricolage, by Emile Hooge.

On Thursday, June 21st at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time @MITCoLab will host its second Twitter chat, “Tinkering with Urban Space”.  @MITCoLab will interview @ehooge (Emile Hooge) on:

- The most innovative manipulations of urban space
- Urban space in a digital age
- How different groups (artists, governments, movements) view & use public space
- Perceptions of public space and danger

Emile is a public space maven based in Lyon, France. As he says on his website, Urban Bricolage: “I collect examples of people tinkering with urban space.” He has amassed an unmatched collection of such examples by both amateurs and professionals.

It’s easy to join the Twitter chat.  Just follow #citychat on Twitter from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st.  You can pipe in with your own comments and ideas as the chat rolls along.  Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can watch the conversation unfold here.  Feel free to email colabradio@mit.edu if you have any questions on how to join.

UPDATE: The transcript for this #citychat is now available.

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