(In)sensitive townscapes

research, arts & crafts, exhibition
Virtual

Our cities are full of structures left to rot or die in a rush of cold blooded rationality. We pass them every day, without ever realising that their unique stories are constantly vanishing, brick after brick. Such blind apathy towards the invisible yet unique parts of the city fabric should be reconsidered as it leads us to a local memory and eventually identity loss. We are proposing a method of creative visual and narrative documentation, allowing us fight back by peeking inside and bringing it all back to the light of the day.

Participants will have to chose a derelict building, search for its story and document it in an artistic way. With such method we are going to map the landscape of interesting yet abandoned structures from all around Europe. The workshop with the same premise will happen in three different ways: 1. At E-EASA we will do research from home under the name of (In)sensitive EUROscapes. 2. At a local gathering we will research the aftermath of EASA 2016 “Not Yet Decided” at Nida, LT under the name of (In)sensitive EASAscapes. 3. At Baltic assembly we will research the forgotten urban elements of Valga, EST under the name of (In)sensitive VALGAscapes.

timeframe

(In)sensitive EUROscapes (online part of workshop) timeline: Week 1 (June 29 – July 5): workshop fair presentation Week 2 (July 6 – 12): first meeting, search for abandoned buildings, virtual excursion Week 3 (July 13 – 19): information gathering, idea generation, start of making artworks, virtual event from EASA local Week 4 (July 20 – 26): continue making artworks Week 5 (July 27 – 31): final presentation to EASA community, uploading artworks online (In)sensitive VALGAscapes (Baltic assembly part of workshop) timeline: Week 1 (August 1 – 9): exhibition of the materials gathered during the other parts of workshop Week 2 (August 10 – 16): research on Valga

1. (In)sensitive EUROscapes / individual work and regular calls during the period / 06.07 - 31.07 / @virtual 2. (In)sensitive EASAscapes / online presentation of local workshop results / 18.07 / @Nida, LT 3. (In)sensitive VALGAscapes / workshop in the Baltic Assembly / 01.08 - 16.08 / @Valga, EST

taking part

Two ways to participate at (In)sensitive EUROscapes (online part of workshop): 1. Join our Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1995175227284469/ or contact us by email for full workshop experience. 2. Try our method on your own by using the step by step guide here - https://insensitive-townscapes.tumblr.com/stepbystep Way to participate at (In)sensitive EASAscapes (local part of workshop): 1. Join the online presentation of results @ 18.07 (link to be anounced) Way to participate at (In)sensitive VALGAscapes (Baltic assembly part of workshop): 1. Come to the Baltic assembly.

contact

Povilas Vincentas Jankūnas, Ignas Čeponis

Questions about EASA 2020: info@easaestonia.ee

Anything you'd like to share? easaweb@gmail.com

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