New York City’s incentive zoning program (1961-2000) created dozens of interior privately-owned-public-spaces (POPS). These represent variable degrees of publicness, spaces of appearance or performance dependent on those spaces’ access, configuration and features. This article uses the scholarship of Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler & Pierre Bourdieu to analyze these urban public interiors, demonstrating that obstacles to access can be constructed or performed.
Published Spring 2020 in
International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design: volume 6 parallel territories