Deserts and Oases

16th December 2019

Platforms have the capabilities to change our perception of the built environment or alter the urban fabric itself. This axiom can be understood as a common ground in our collective effort to understand the effects of Platforms on the city; to get a vague premonition of what Platform Urbanism might be.

I want to understand my contribution to this collective project as basic research. By taking the perspective of platforms this project strives to analyse what kind of definitions of cities platforms operate with, how they are defined and how they are communicated. Understanding the actors, mechanisms and motivation of these definitions might be a crucial fragment of understanding the Platforms mentioned and supposed abilities to alter our own definitions.