A path is about more than access, or creating a trajectory. A path is constructed through time and space, allowing the walker to experience, and be part of the experienced urban landscape. The act of walking as the body moving and constantly interacting with the environment increases the awareness and connection with each other and with the space. In this sense this proposal aims to contribute to the comprehension of the intricacy of walking, as a way of accessing and building urban complexity, highlighting its importance to the collective social well-being and to the quality life of the city inhabitants. Grounded in Henri Lefebvre’s theory of space production, the concept of the social-spatial production of the public realm is used to incorporate the multi-dimensionality of walking into the interpretation of the social production of the city. By outlining the main arguments that determine the notion of the walking practice as a socio-spatial producer, it is aimed to contribute to a theoretical discussion of the value of this practice to the essence of the city as a place to live in, and initiate a discussion of its pragmatic significance to urban intervention.
|Translated title of the contribution||Walking and the production of the public realm|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Desenvolvimento e Sociedade - Revista Interdisciplinar em Ciências Sociais|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- experiência caminhada
- plexo sócio-espacial
- produção sócio-espacial da cidade