Heterotopia and the City: a Guerilla Garden in Athens

We use the concept of heterotopia to better understand tensions simmering beneath city skylines in relation to citizens and uses of public spaces. Our interpretive case study focuses on an extreme instance of guerrilla gardening when residents in a bohemian neighbourhood of Athens created a park overnight in a deserted parking lot. We analyse how the park creates a heterotopic space that challenges and resists existing social orderings, arguing that, ultimately, the park acts as an agent for transformation in the urban environment.



Citation:

Andreas Chatzidakis, Pauline Maclaran, Alan Bradshaw, and Shona Bettany (2011) ,"Heterotopia and the City: a Guerilla Garden in Athens", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9, eds. Alan Bradshaw, Chris Hackley, and Pauline Maclaran, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 57-59.

Authors

Andreas Chatzidakis, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Pauline Maclaran, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Alan Bradshaw, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Shona Bettany, University of Bradford, UK



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9 | 2011



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