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Does spatial discourse exclude people because of their lack of training / expert knowledge?
Spatial discourses are shaping our lives all the time, we have to create awareness for this topic and invite the public to become active in shaping the spaces around them. For that we have to make spatial discourses accessible to everyone that uses and could potentially use the space in the city. Already the wording: "spatial discourse/practices" is only accessible for those who studied in that field. The language often used happens to be intimidating and give the impression that only people from an academic context or/and with a specific expertise can give a meaningful contribution. Lets share spatial knowledge: Try out performative ways to explain space for different perspectives – for kids, for people with different abilities, different (non-)academic backgrounds, for marginalized groups. With music, arts and more – but not only in words. Also if we talk about Hangar X we should have a structure to address space design and processes in a transparent way and have a diverse program. It could somehow be an open school in easy language.
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