Grounded Urban Practices
→ are projects, initiatives or offices who use space as a key agent of change
→ are rooted in communities, social movements or local areas
→ are critical of the status quo
→ experiment with legal, financial and organizational models as well as strategies, methods and tools
A wave of Grounded Urban Practices has emerged in Cairo after the 2011 revolution and in Amsterdam/Rotterdam during the 2008-2012 financial crisis. After almost a decade of experimental research and interventions challenging business-as-usual spatial production, many GUPs in both contexts face several difficulties today. In Egypt, the regime has managed to restore order, while in ...