STALKER - Primaveraromana; Walking for a U Turn. Common design practices for social change
Vortrag in englischer Sprache im Rahmen des Programmschwerpunkts Solidarität - Wie entstehen demokratische Räume?
17.06.2011 | 19:00
Veranstaltungsort: Räume der ig-Architektur, Gumpendorfer Straße 63b google Maps
Primaveraromana is a project initiated by Stalker to generate and share social knowledge and awareness on urban changes. It calls on the populace to take part in the experience of walking across and mapping the changes of contemporary Rome’s post-urban territories. Primaveraromana promotes the general states of citizenship and in cooperation with local communities, associations, researchers and artists, is in search of new practices, poetics and politics of coexistence in the emerging beyond city dimension.
Stalker/ON is a collaborative that proposes experimental strategies for intervention founded on exploratory spatial practices, using playful, interactive tactics that relate to an environment, its inhabitants and their local culture.
Such practices and methods are conceived to catalyze and develop evolutionary and self-organizing processes through the social and environmental fabric, specifically in the areas where basic necessities are in short supply. The traces of these interventions constitute a sensible mapping on the complexity and dynamics of the territory, realized through the collective contribution of individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines who collectively document and participate in transformations taking place on the ground.
Places on the periphery and marginal communities take centre stage in their projects, which work, for example, with the Roma populations of Europe, Kurdish émigrés, and the homeless. Furthermore, Stalker/ON shows a commitment to persons who have been abandoned by society by embarking on projects with them. By listening, making use of creative tools of mapping, walking, interventions and participation, the collaborative initiates processes of self-organization that create convivial, social spaces.
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