This thesis conceptualises social life in public space as a collective resource, constituted by the bundle of relations among individuals and between individuals and the built environment. The case study of art in public space offers a close up on a stratum of the way social life in public space functions, exploring four experiences of public art: Santa Claus in Rotterdam, I am Queen Mary in Copenhagen; Triumphs and Laments in Rome, and Carmela in Barcelona.

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Keywords cultural economics, urban studies, public space, urban governance, urban planning, public art, contemporary art, commons, collective resources
Promotor A. Klamer (Arjo) , M. Trimarchi (Michele)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Morea, V. (2020, April 21). Social Life in Public Space as a Commons: The Case of Public Art. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from