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Absence/presence and the ontological politics of heritage: the case of Barrack 57

NEW ARTICLE Absence/presence and the ontological politics of heritage: the case of Barrack 57 (online first) Felder, M. ; Duineveld, Martijn ; Assche, Kristof van (2014) International Journal of Heritage Studies . – p. 16. 19 July 2009. A barn burns down in a small Dutch town. Afterwards, this invisible and insignificant ‘barn’ became widely known as ‘Barrack 57’. The destruction triggered attention and led to the barn’s association with a Nazi Second World War transit camp and with Anne Frank. Its material destruction made this barn/barrack both present and absent… Read more Absence/presence and the ontological politics of heritage: the case of Barrack 57

NEW ARTICLE: Delineating Active Citizenship: The Subjectification of Citizens’ Initiatives

Based on three case studies on citizens’ initiatives in their local governance contexts, we analyse the process of subjectification as a performative effect of the dialectical relationship between governmental organizations and citizens’ initiatives. We argue that discourses produced by governmental organizations on what it entails to be an active citizen have a performative effect on citizens’ initiatives, which adapt themselves, anticipate on what is expected from them and act strategically towards these discourses. As a consequence, some people become ‘good’ citizens meeting the expectations of the governmental discourse. The process… Read more NEW ARTICLE: Delineating Active Citizenship: The Subjectification of Citizens’ Initiatives

NEW ARTICLE: Formal/Informal Dialectics and the Self-Transformation of Spatial Planning Systems An Exploration

In this article, we present a perspective on the interaction between formal and informal institutions in spatial planning in which they transform each other continuously, in processes that can be described and analyzed as ongoing reinterpretations. The effects of configurations and dialectics are often ambiguous, only partially observable, different in different domains and at different times. By means of analyses of key concepts in planning theory and practice, this perspective is illustrated and developed. Finally, we analyze transformation options in planning systems, emphasizing the limits of formal institutions in transforming… Read more NEW ARTICLE: Formal/Informal Dialectics and the Self-Transformation of Spatial Planning Systems An Exploration

The adaptive capacity of Dutch planning

‘The 2014 conference of the Association of European Schools of Planning addresses the questions: ‘To what degree has planning theory, practice and education progressed from technocratic to co-evolutionary understandings and methods? And to what extent is planning finding new ways to engage with complexity, uncertainty and questions of accountability in the context of fragmented governance across institutional and territorial boundaries’. In our contribution to this conference we will present Evolutionary Governance Theory as a framework for exploring the pathways of the Dutch planning system and its potential to adapt to a continuously-changing society. The Netherlands… Read more The adaptive capacity of Dutch planning

Cappuccino anarchism and the production of elite city scapes

Door RUIMTEVOLK ‘Initiatieven die de stad – vaak tijdelijk – veranderen, geholpen door sociale media of soms met puur als doel een hit op sociale media. Dat is Facebook Urbanism. Met een korte terugblik op de RUIMTEVOLK-zomerborrel, waarbij we in gesprek gingen over dit fenomeen, gaan wij de zomerstop in. (…) Tijdens de RUIMTEVOLK-zomerborrel zorgt Martijn Duineveld, cultureel geograaf, voor kritische reflectie met zijn recensies van vier nog ongeschreven boeken. Ze zijn gepubliceerd in 2024 en blikken terug op de jaren waar we ons nu in bevinden. Het eerste boek is De… Read more Cappuccino anarchism and the production of elite city scapes