At the heart of this essay is a question: what is creativity’s role in planning, using and experiencing urban space? The first part of this piece outlines the concept of creativity, relating it to certain Italy. The second explores the concept of ‘creativity’ empirically through a specific case study, in Tunis, an exemplar of the artistic process as a collective practice of reappropriating the urban space. The essay’s general aim is to critically analyse cultural and artistic reappropriation experiences. Finally, we reflect critically on how these places come back to life and also on how these contexts can become experimental arenas for a new and seminal link between the city and democracy.
Keywords: Creativity; reappropriations; art/society