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Espaces imaginés, espaces habités, au-delà de la mondialisation : Téhéran, Rabat, New York, Paris

Abstract : Globalization is often associated with a homogenization and standardization of cities, However, representations of unique urban models continue to emerge. By questioning the veracity of a homogenous international model, my desire was to understand the manner in which urban thinking is formed, how it is disseminated, how it is challenged and reinvented, how it is rooted in a culture, projecting a vision of society and the création of public space. An overview of the design of urban space in four cities : Paris, Rabat Tehran and New York, does not reveal the emergence of any global design types, but rather a splintering of references which co-exist and form the basis for new urban spaces. This palette of influences is in continuity with the past so as to better reinvent it. It inspires visions which are more and more diversified by places afar. More than ever, it is attached to symbols, imaginative representations of the city. The urban reality emerges from this entwinement of individual and collective interpretations, of the past or imported, theoretical or imaginary. In perpetual reinterpretation, public spaces then appear as places of open dialogue that are based on an everchanging representation of a world that is still in flux. They are the infinite redefinition of the experience of the relation of humankind's to the environment. This hybridization brings to mind a new urban reality. The intimacy and shared experience in the creation of cities allows for spaces that are charged with the existence, emotions and passions of mankind. They are open to the possibility of living, of being, of the world. Even more, the experience of the subjective and symbolic allows for the presence of the worldly and the « other », the transposition of human life beyond its mortal condition, to create a horizon « for poetic living on Earth ». (F. Hölderlin).
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Émeline Bailly. Espaces imaginés, espaces habités, au-delà de la mondialisation : Téhéran, Rabat, New York, Paris. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université Paris-Est, 2009. Français. ⟨NNT : 2009PEST3012⟩. ⟨tel-00503137⟩

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