Regina Bittner

Archis 2009 #1

The Spectator’s City

Posted on January 1, 2009 — by

Regina Bittner believes urban spaces are undergoing a visibility crisis which is causing a boom in images of the city. By looking at strategies of depicting the city as an adventure playground she argues for an interdependency between image production and post-industrial deregulation. Akin to Henri Lefebvre, Bittner suggests that the ‘use value’ of a […]

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Archis 2005 #3

Transnational Spaces

Posted on March 1, 2005 — by and

(the text below is part of the article ‘Transnational Spaces’ published in Volume issue #3) Since the early 1990s, the section of Istanbul called Laleli has been a center of transnational textile trade between countries of the former Eastern Block and Turkey. At the beginning of the 1990s, with the opening of the borders, cheaply […]

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Archis 2001 #4

City of experiences

Posted on April 1, 2001 — by , and

In this process, cities are increasingly changing from a community facility to an enterprise. Culture is becoming the key factor in the utility strategies of an economy of attention. Shopping malls, theme parks and urban entertainment centres mark a cultural trend that is accompanied by the disappearance of the boundaries that used to exist between […]

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