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“Critical Urban Practice in a Continuum of Transitions "
HafenCity University in Hamburg

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We need to understand the possibilities of critical urban practice while operating in a continuum of transitions. Continuum of transitions is a sort of transition as a status quo, as I will explain. I invite you to see critical urban practice as a mediator for commoning, incorporating conflict as part of democratic processes. Mediating for constructive conflict transformation. So, the shift from urban design to critical urban practice should firstly follow the replacement of the notion of project to that of an ecology of practices. Secondly it should adopt a practice that is based on an entanglement of scales. Thirdly, such shift should take into consideration transition as milieu instead of transition as passage.

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