spatial trasformations through daily practices
Handmade spaces is a collaborative project I have been working on with Dr Heidi Seetzen since 2009. The aim is to explore how urban spaces, rather than just being the 'fixed' outcome of formal urban design, are the result of social and relational processes: for example, people's activities, uses of and attachment to a space.
Methodologically, our investigation was based on visual ethnography, participant observation and, most of all, walking interviews with different groups of residents.
As a result of all the interviews, a delicate thread started to progressively emerge and form an invisible and delicate texture/fabric of images, relations, attachment, memories to the area developed and consolidated over the years through people's involvement in their 'making of places'.