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"