Observing the urban space: symbolic value and functional uses

Author/s Manuela Nicosia, Valentina Pappalardo
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/97 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 100-114 File size 322 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2012-097008
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The paper refers to an observation study carried out when the authors were PhD students in Methodology of Social Sciences. La Loggia Square in Brescia was the field, the public realm and the behaviour in public places were the objects of the observation. During the field work, first assumptions were abandoned and new ones came out from the observation of the physical space and the social interactions. The past that took place in La Loggia Square was the mean to understand its current shape and symbolic values.

Keywords: Urban space, symbolic value, collective memory, observation, touristic place, city users.

Manuela Nicosia, Valentina Pappalardo, Lo spazio urbano come oggetto di osservazione: valenze simboliche e aspetti funzionali in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 97/2012, pp 100-114, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2012-097008