The subject of this research is the investigation of the relationship between the city and public space, and specifically the area of the urban square. We focus on the form and the way it is organized as well as on its use from antiquity to date through characteristic examples.
Our main concern was the fact that the Greek squares do not function the way they are supposed to and are characterized as empty spaces in the urban environment. On the contrary, we would expect, because of the climate of Greece, which allows the gathering in the open urban spaces, but also the culture which is characterized by sociability, squares to be flooded with people and activities. Our concern grows when we notice that this is not happening in the squares of the outside world or in the squares of the past.
Through our research we try to understand why people are gathering in certain squares and what a square needs to be characterized as successful . Also what are the elements that hurt its functionality and turn it into an empty space without character.