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Correct within the middle of Graz, the second one greatest urban in Austria, a complete urban district had easily fallen into oblivion. Now, the commercial park of the previous Reininghaus Brewery has been rediscovered. the hot vendors have taken up the quest for solutions: How, in destiny, can we desire to paintings and dwell? In his foreword, Clifford Pearson deputy editor of the Architectural checklist, writes: "I don t comprehend what Reininghaus could be like whilst humans commence relocating there. i've got no suggestion if will probably be a version that different builders or neighborhood developers may want to persist with. yet i'm inspired with the way in which its founders are impending their activity. They re asking the ideal questions and speaking to a few attention-grabbing humans. They re considering and brooding about prior to they begin defining and designing. by way of doing so, they ve gotten my recognition. The booklet provides the result of a learn via structuring its content material into: existence, paintings, Urbanity and schooling.
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Life 37 How acute is the shortage of “Third Space” in cities today? That depends on the individual city, but in general, such spaces continue to increase. The public spaces of museums constitute an important part, but so, too, do hotel lobbies, “city events,” performances in public spaces during the weeks of Advent, if there’s a special cultural anniversary. Globally, you see, Austria is one of the world leaders in the dramatic staging of public space. What’s happening right now, is that the “First Space” – in other words, one’s residence –; the “Second Space” – one’s work place – and the “Third Space” are melding together quite dramatically.
In other words, the so-called “there’s just nothing we can do” attitude that stands in diametrical opposition to positive development in a city. Or people get together and get active for the sake of the city, to preserve the city’s and their own quality of life. This will be especially successful in those situations where people have started early to exercise the spirit of “common engagement for the city,” where a stable community life is present on its own or has been developed as a preventive measure to secure the future of one’s own city.
I hope things continue this way, but above all that living together in harmony will work. But also that there will emerge a sense of what has to happen in our society, so that people are the center of all societal activity. As an immigrant, I naturally wish for reduced exclusion, that people see the human being and not his skin color. I have nothing against somebody seeing me as an African, but I want to be able to contribute something new. Simply: That we immigrants are also seen as a chance for Austria.
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