COMMUNICATING COMMUNITIES

Venice

 
 
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What is a communal space? Gabriela: "It's not always black and white, it's more complex and fluid and this makes those spaces very interesting. Students found many various examples of communal areas around. From pocket squares, hidden spaces, small street dead ends, lively neighborhood corners to the three layered -vertically and functionally - communal spaces at Gino Vale's housing in Giudecca. Participants were defining the spaces identity and presenting what makes those places special. What if those areas would disappear? Students' afternoon assignment was to rebuild the "bombed" parts of Venice. Rebuilding is always opportunity to rethink. We got tons of drawings, sketches, nolli maps and the most important - reflections. Now it's time to leave the Venice. For me and Ines litteraly, for students it's time to finish the research and focus on the Mezzeh in Syria"  

What is a communal space?

Gabriela: "It's not always black and white, it's more complex and fluid and this makes those spaces very interesting. Students found many various examples of communal areas around. From pocket squares, hidden spaces, small street dead ends, lively neighborhood corners to the three layered -vertically and functionally - communal spaces at Gino Vale's housing in Giudecca. Participants were defining the spaces identity and presenting what makes those places special.

What if those areas would disappear? Students' afternoon assignment was to rebuild the "bombed" parts of Venice. Rebuilding is always opportunity to rethink. We got tons of drawings, sketches, nolli maps and the most important - reflections. Now it's time to leave the Venice. For me and Ines litteraly, for students it's time to finish the research and focus on the Mezzeh in Syria"

 

“To be able to write the city, one has to be able to read it first”  The students defined spaces in Venice that are close to them. Specific, personal and emotionally valuable. The next step was to categorize these spaces as public, communal or private.  To draw it on scale, and research the connecting urban spaces.

“To be able to write the city, one has to be able to read it first” 

The students defined spaces in Venice that are close to them. Specific, personal and emotionally valuable. The next step was to categorize these spaces as public, communal or private.  To draw it on scale, and research the connecting urban spaces.

The aim is that by drawing the existing they will slowly grow an understanding of the specifics of communal spaces, and how these areas give the city its diversity. Venice is a city that the students know by heart, this encourages the understanding and emotional connection.

The aim is that by drawing the existing they will slowly grow an understanding of the specifics of communal spaces, and how these areas give the city its diversity. Venice is a city that the students know by heart, this encourages the understanding and emotional connection.

To move from reading to writing the city, different areas of the drawn city will be demolished. The students are asked to re-write these areas with a specific identity, and new parameters concerning density, modernity, and community building. To build a new identity that makes an urban space somewhere, not anywhere. 

To move from reading to writing the city, different areas of the drawn city will be demolished. The students are asked to re-write these areas with a specific identity, and new parameters concerning density, modernity, and community building. To build a new identity that makes an urban space somewhere, not anywhere. 

 
Shaya Fallahi