Possibilities to apply the urban acupuncture concept in Kaunas: social aspect

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Anglų kalba / English
Possibilities to apply the urban acupuncture concept in Kaunas: social aspect
In the Journal:
Landscape architecture and art. 2018, 13, p. 18-27
Kaunas. Kauno kraštas (Kaunas region); Lietuva (Lithuania); Architektūra / Architecture; Viešosios erdvės / Public spaces.
Summary / Abstract:

LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Miesto akupunktūra; Viešoji erdvė; Socialinis požiūris; Viešasis menas; Ekologinė kraštovaizdžio architektūra; Urban acupuncture; Public space; Social acceptability; Public art; Ecological landscape architecture.

ENThe concept of urban acupuncture, which has been gaining ground in recent decades, is based on the activation and revitalization of urban environments using small architectural or landscape architectural interventions in precise carefully selected locations of urban fabric. However, the rapid and unexpected design solutions of urban acupuncture, based on ecological design, nature dynamics, street art, material re-use, can cause different social and psychological reactions of urban population and these reactions may vary depending on cultural contexts. Consequently, in order to implement successful urban acupuncture projects in Lithuanian cities, it is very important to find out public opinion and priorities in the fields of public space management, aesthetics, and public art. The aim of the research was to analyze the opinion of Kaunas city residents regarding these issues. For this purpose, a sociological questionnaire survey was used. The questionnaire containing 20 questions was designed, with the aim to find out the trends of use of public spaces in the city, the attitudes of residents towards street art and other small-scale initiatives in public spaces implemented in the recent years, possibilities of creating landscape architecture based on ecological ideas in urban environment, the attitude of inhabitants towards community spaces and community space design in the city, etc. 100 residents of Kaunas participated in this online administered survey. The survey has demonstrated general positive attitude towards contemporary design trends of public spaces and public art; however, the surveyed population expressed preferences towards fully equipped public spaces offering possibilities for a wide range of activities. [From the publication]

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