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Lobke Alkemade

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unused_spaces


 

Temporality

The strength of uncertainty


In urban areas there are all kinds of unused spaces. Spaces that are not in use because of changes in city structures, because of procedures that take a long time, because of money issues.

Sometimes they are there for just a short moment between destruction and construction but more often these areas are not in use for a much longer period. This non-use can be seen as 'just temporal', but instead of excluding these areas from any program, they could also function as an inspiration, an experimental LAB as part of the total development of urban areas.

Temporality, in this case, is not only about a duration in time, but much more about the unique qualities of being temporal.


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