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The accidental playground : Brooklyn waterfront narratives of the undesigned and unplanned

Author: Daniel Campo
Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Accidental Playground explores the remarkable landscape created by individuals and small groups who occupied and rebuilt an abandoned Brooklyn waterfront in Williamsburg. Without formal authority, capital, professional assistance, grand vision, consensus, or coordination with each other, these "vernacular" builders transformed a vacated waterfront railroad yard into a unique setting for recreation and creative
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Campo
ISBN: 9780823251865 0823251861 9780823251902 082325190X
OCLC Number: 841212662
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Discovering and Engaging a Waterfront --
2. The Rise and Fall of Shantytown Skatepark --
3. March and Burn: Practice, Performance and Leisure without a Plan --
4. Outside Art: Exploring Wildness and Reclamation at the Water's Edge --
5. Local Tales: Hanging Out and Observing Life on the Waterfront --
6. Residential Life: Hardship and Resiliency on the Waterfront --
7. Neighbors Against Garbage: Activism and Uneasy Alliances on the Waterfront --
8. Unplanned Postscript: Dogs, Sunsets, Rock Bands and the Governance of a Waterfront Park --
9. Planning for the Unplanned.
Responsibility: Daniel Campo.

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