Arendt’s Understanding of Public Spaces
This critical essay is about Arendt’s understanding of public spaces. In this essay I will show how she understands the distinction between action, labor, and work and the relation between freedom, power and action. In the conclusion of this essay, I will show that the city of Chicago in both its architecture and its “public spaces” does not exhibit Arendt’s notion of the public.
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better that someone one place, but that person is better somewhere else. Chicago just would not be considered a public space in Arendt’s eyes.
These are Arendt’s understandings of public spaces. She understands the distinction between action, labor, and work and the relation between freedom, power, and action. If Arendt was around today, she would probably take a look at Chicago and laugh because it has become everything she feared the public would.