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RIGHT TO DIFFERENCE | INTERCULTURAL MODES OF PRODUCING A DEMOCRATIC, PARTICIPATORY AND INCLUSIVE URBAN SPACE

 

This paper challenges the current practice of cultural coexistence and how this practice has failed to evolve beyond the 1960’s rhetoric.This study looks toward a country that is at a tipping point. We can continue to ignore our cultural differences or as a country we can be dedicated to cross cultural dialogue and understanding. Without adequate preparation, the country is at risk of continuing the cycle of conflict and cultural distrust. This thesis seeks to answer the question: How can urban practitioners meet the needs of cultural groups [multiple publics] and progress beyond the coexistence of difference [multiculturalism] into the cohabitation of difference through coproduction [interculturalism]?