After one’s own apartment, the backyard is the space that residents use the most frequently. This is however a public space, for common use under the same principles. This equilibrium happens very rarely. This is, then, the space of conflict between the individual and the collective and between the interest of a community of residents and users of commercial premises. This is an area where the established architectural substance (with all of its layers) clashes with what happens on a daily basis. Our debate will seek to diagnose the current status of large-city backyards and their regeneration practices. We want to pay attention to the social and utility functions of the spaces and to their architecture and aesthetics, inextricably linked with the above. Moreover, we will reflect on community spaces from the perspective of our various occupational competences.
moderators: Piotr Korduba, Filip Schmidt, Franciszek Sterczewski, Jola Starzak, Tomasz Osięgłowski