partecipative research,network mapping, fun
the virtual and the physical
A non-apathetic approach to the urban: The aim will be the exploration, the analysis, the ephemeral mapping of the connections, the process of understanding. And if the city it’s the physical representation of the social, economical dynamics which are making it, then nothing can be understood a priori. No interpretation of our surroundings comes from a superficial look – from an apathetic standpoint - no architectural or urban approach can tackle a problem with a theory which is merely universal and independent, presupposing a disconnection from the particularity of the local. We will follow the connections which are there, understanding and analysing them, using at first the tool of listening.
a series of reserach activities will be proposed to both individuals and collectives (as national gatherings) through our soon to be launched instagram page (and the easa website of course). No timeline is going to be predetermined everyone would be able to join on their own tempo. At the end of the summer we aim to collect all of the participative and individual results in order to reflect on the research and connect different networks.
On indivdual or collective base everyone is welcome to partecipate, the proposed activities are going to be published on a weekly base on both instagram and the E-ASA platform.
Vilius Balciunas, Elena Ghiacci, Saskia Gribling