Post-Pandemic Public Spaces - Episode 1: Challenges

Maurice Harteveld* (Developer), H.J. Stuer (Producer), M.A. van Kessel (Producer), Olivier Wiegerinck (Producer), Edzo Bindels (Performer), Ellen van Bueren (Performer), Annemieke Fontein (Performer), Lior Steinberg (Performer), Co Verdaas (Performer), Ton Venhoeven (Performer), Nathalie de Vries (Performer), Linda Zuiderwijk (Performer), Claudiu Forgaci (Other), Birgit Hausleitner (Other)

*Corresponding author for this work

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The first episode of the documentary Post-Pandemic Public Spaces ‘Challenges’ introduces expected paradigmatic shifts caused by the situation induced by the COVID-19 crisis. It extends the discussion on public space, which has been about making cities more sustainable and liveable while working with major transitions. During the pandemic, health has been challenged in addition. Also, new ways of using public space have become manifest. This exposes different claims. Can we continue to use public spaces as we did? Are we reverting to our old behaviour? Do we realise how important public space is? In conjecture with the challenges that already emerged before the crisis, we can question if we shouldn’t reduce traffic, for example, and kick-off from our car addiction? New challenges have an effect on the size, accessibility, and quality of the public spaces and, together with changing human needs, its presence and design remain to be essential in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft / Rotterdam
PublisherHuman Space
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2022


  • public space
  • Public Space
  • pandemic
  • COVID-19
  • urban design
  • urban sociology


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