engagement

Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

This post is the first of a series about my visit to the Shanghai World Expo 2010. I will start with a description of the crowd present at the Expo, more than 300 000 people per day! The pavilions and their exhibitions were only one aspect of the Expo; it was also a meeting place, Continue reading Shanghai World Expo: Chinese People and Queues

Welcome to My Place: Philosophical Paper on the Appropriation of Space

Part of: In this paper, I study some aspects of urban environment using the concept of non-place introduced by Marc Augé in 1995. I first define the concepts of space, place and non-place. I then explain why nomadism plays an important role in the way that we appropriate urban space. I discuss the role of narrative architects Continue reading Welcome to My Place: Philosophical Paper on the Appropriation of Space

Welcome to Finsbury Park

Part of: The Welcome to Finsbury Park project was co-organised with the Transition Finsbury Park association to engage the London N4 local communities with their neighbourhood. It consisted in a two-month field investigation using videos, and concluded in March 2010 with a workshop and the co-creation of subjective maps (these two activities are documented in Continue reading Welcome to Finsbury Park