An Infant Forum: The Rewards and Risks of Multimedia in Urban Interventions
  • Leonie Sandercock
  • Giovanni Attili
Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 7)


This book originated with our personal journeys, ‘beyond the Flatlands’, in search of more expressive languages for the field; ways of being more attuned to the embodied nature of urban social experience; ways of capturing the multiple stories and polyphonies of urban life. To give attention to the hidden life of objects and places and of invisible inhabitants. To point to those things which cannot be said, to listen for those things that are muted. To develop a sensitivity to, a window on and a respect for the uncelebrated. To search for remarkable things that are otherwise not remarked on. To listen to the city with a third ear. To observe with a fresh gaze that can make our capacity for astonishment come alive again. To make the familiar strange and to investigate the self-evident. To offer an alternative story to the glossy official accounts. To show the implications of the past in the present. And to link individual biographies with larger social and historical forces. All of which led us to ‘thinking in pictures’ and ‘thinking with all five senses’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Community and Regional PlanningThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Architettura e Urbanistica per l’IngegneriaUniversità “La Sapienza” di RomaRomaItaly

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