COMMUNICATING COMMUNITIES

Venice

 
 
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Day 2: Are you different? In two days our group of students grew from 50 to almost 70, great to see so much enthusiasm for the theme we are developing! The majority is Italian IUAV students, but also Spanish, Chileans, German, Philippines, and South-Africans have joined the workshop community we are building. The personal and emotional approach we have on the subject starts by confronting the students (and ourselves). What is the meaning of loss? What is most valuable to us? Which memories to hold on to? Is it material, family, health, freedom, tradition, connection? Today the students presented what they would bring themselves if they were forced to flee their homes? What is most valuable for their individuality? Tomorrow we will have to dig deeper. Think. What would they bring as a group? Can they share, support each other and build a community?

Day 2: Are you different?

In two days our group of students grew from 50 to almost 70, great to see so much enthusiasm for the theme we are developing! The majority is Italian IUAV students, but also Spanish, Chileans, German, Philippines, and South-Africans have joined the workshop community we are building. The personal and emotional approach we have on the subject starts by confronting the students (and ourselves). What is the meaning of loss? What is most valuable to us? Which memories to hold on to? Is it material, family, health, freedom, tradition, connection? Today the students presented what they would bring themselves if they were forced to flee their homes? What is most valuable for their individuality? Tomorrow we will have to dig deeper. Think. What would they bring as a group? Can they share, support each other and build a community?

 
The old needs the new… Walking, floating, sailing and sitting through Venice makes you realize history. A lot has been done in the past. Canals have been built. Houses, docks, squares, parks and balconies have created places. Industry, monuments and bridges connect and give meaning. Boats, shops and tourism, food, wine and coffee; they are all part of life here. The life Italians live every day, the life we love to come and see once in a while. But after this while you start to question: Where is the new? How can history develop in the future? Or as Don said during breakfast: ‘You can only appreciate the old, with the new.’

The old needs the new…

Walking, floating, sailing and sitting through Venice makes you realize history. A lot has been done in the past. Canals have been built. Houses, docks, squares, parks and balconies have created places. Industry, monuments and bridges connect and give meaning. Boats, shops and tourism, food, wine and coffee; they are all part of life here. The life Italians live every day, the life we love to come and see once in a while. But after this while you start to question: Where is the new? How can history develop in the future? Or as Don said during breakfast: ‘You can only appreciate the old, with the new.’

 
'Syria will never be the same again. Where does the healing begin?' The lecture of Abdulaziz Hallaj of Common Space Initiative was spectacularly interesting! We advice everybody to take an hour to replay the stream and understand what are the real questions Syria is facing, regarding its cities, people, buildings and communities. Asking the right questions often brings you a  (small and humble) step closer to the solutions. Thank you Abdulaziz!

'Syria will never be the same again. Where does the healing begin?'

The lecture of Abdulaziz Hallaj of Common Space Initiative was spectacularly interesting! We advice everybody to take an hour to replay the stream and understand what are the real questions Syria is facing, regarding its cities, people, buildings and communities. Asking the right questions often brings you a  (small and humble) step closer to the solutions.

Thank you Abdulaziz!

 
Shaya Fallahi