DIY Urban Design

Between ludic tactics and strategic planning

Bidragets oversatte titel: DIY Urbanisme: Fra ludiske taktikker til strategisk planlægning

Louise Fabian, Kristine Samson

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The article identifies and explores some essential characteristics of DIY-urbanism and discusses its implications for everyday tactics in the city, for new forms of sociality and for urban planning. It demonstrates and explores the new interest in DIY urbanism from both a tactical and a strategic level. Through studies of bottom up urban design contributions, performative urban activism and participatory planning processes the article unfolds the implications of DIY urbanism in terms of how it applies tactics for the appropriation of space, how it reassembles urban materiality and site specific qualities, how it works with a performative and processual aesthetic.
TitelEnterprising Initiatives in the Experience Economy : Transforming Social Worlds
RedaktørerBritta Timm Knudsen, Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Per Blenker
Antal sider26
Udgivelses stedAbingdon
Publikationsdato20 aug. 2014
ISBN (Trykt)041573133X
StatusUdgivet - 20 aug. 2014
NavnRoutledge Studies in Entrepreneurship


  • DIY culture
  • performativity
  • urban tactics
  • participatory design
  • buttom-up planning
  • strategic planning

Citer dette

Fabian, L., & Samson, K. (2014). DIY Urban Design: Between ludic tactics and strategic planning. I B. Timm Knudsen, D. Refslund Christensen, & P. Blenker (red.), Enterprising Initiatives in the Experience Economy: Transforming Social Worlds Abingdon: Routledge. Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship