Placido and Marco: "The first workshop week ended. We are very satisfied about the big number of people that asked to join our group! In this first part, we encouraged the students to make some reflection on what is important to create an identity spaces where people can recognize themselves as community! To make this we try to put them in the condition to choose what they would save of their city (or home) in case of a possible destruction. Also we tried to explain how is important to read the city before to be able to write it, through the analysis of private, semipublic and public spaces. We are still far from the final result, but the direction is the right one.
Very funny was the moment when Marteen showed the concept to develop for the final presentation, simple but absolutely pregnant! Tomorrow, will be the time to move our attention on a more concrete situation. The territory of Siria, but in general the areas that have suffered catastrophic events, represent the occasion to rebuild spaces and houses, to give to the precariousness an unexpected quality and to understand our work as a politic act.
Special thanks to Ines and Gabriela that helped us a lot. Was very important to share with them our experiences also out of the University. We are waiting for the rest of VMX TEAM!"