This volume demonstrates that mobilities allow us to comprehend public spaces not only at the – often mobilized – local scale, but also in relation to broader horizons. It also shows how public spaces bring mobilities into contact with global and embodied otherness.

Coming from various disciplinary backgrounds (geography, urban planning, sociology, political science), the authors draw on a wide range of places (France, Italy, Thailand, etc.) and methods, including experimental ones, e.g. research-creation projects, sound crossings and participatory walks. By rethinking mobility as a founding category of public space, this volume gives full meaning to the experience of passage as an unexpected matrix of the space of societies, through which commons are established and broken.

This book is edited by Antoine Fleury, Jean-Baptiste Frétigny et Dimitra Kanellopoulou. See also the publisher’s website: introduction, table of contents, back cover and other documents (in French).