urbanism

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 Hong Kong: Study on Verticality

Part of: Here is a series of three artistic videos about the theme of verticality. I made them while I was in Hong Kong in May 2010 to complement the Welcome to My Place video collection. Hong Kong is a particularly striking vertical experience, because of its density and uncompromising modernization. “Concentration” (soundscape by hanstimm), see Continue reading Welcome to Hong Kong: Study on Verticality

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