DERRIÈRE L'UTOPIE DU JARDIN COLLECTIF, LA COMPLEXITÉ D'UN PROJET SOCIAL, TECHNIQUE ET POLITIQUE

Abstract : Abstract: While community and allotment gardens can be handled as low cost settlements, as a spontaneous movement of citizens who re-appropriate urban spaces, or as a naïve political object, this paper shows that projects of collective gardens actually refer to a complex process crystallizing various political, technical and social issues. Through the analysis of interactions among stakeholders involved in creation of collective gardens, we show successive redefinitions of the project, based on compromises on materiality, functions and uses of the place between public and community actors, inhabitants, and landlords. Collective garden thus appear as complex urban objects which require an increasing role of professional and experts in social mediation and landscape design, and as highly politicized objects for public and community actors involved. Highlighting this politicization and professionalization, we point out risks of standardization of collective gardens models, which could go against social aspirations.
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Perrine Vandenbroucke, Marine Canavese, Brice Dacheux-Auziere, Marie Grenet, Mouhot Laure, et al.. DERRIÈRE L'UTOPIE DU JARDIN COLLECTIF, LA COMPLEXITÉ D'UN PROJET SOCIAL, TECHNIQUE ET POLITIQUE. Géographie et cultures, L'Harmattan, 2018. ⟨hal-01792760⟩

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