anthony vidler – public and private in the platonic polis: utopian space from filarete to the occupy movement
Lecture by Anthony Vidler in Prague (7 June 2017, Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences).
The project’s first workshop “Relativeness of public and private” took place in October 2015. Some of the papers presented there have been included in the section Texts.
Summary of a paper presented at the 1st workshop “Relativeness of public and private” in Prague on 9 October 2015
As a historian of architecture, I come across the relationship between public and private most frequently in heritage conservation. A typical situation I often encounter is when a building is in private ownership and the owners want to do something like demolishing it, whereas the public interest tries to limit the owner’s rights and requires the protection of such a building if it is thought to be in some way rare and valuable.