Each One Teach One
An installation that triggers the neighbourhood to contribute with their thoughts, hands, skills, hearts and ideas for a possible social community space.
I believe in the power of strong communities and close neighbours. For that reason I absolutely love local initiated public spaces. This installation aims to trigger neighbours and passerby to communicate at the actual spot where such an initiative is going to happen.
'As a designer it is impossible to create a community on your own,
but it is easy to ruin the energy amongst neighbours'.
Within the field of Social Design, Social work or anything related to the Social public space a team of trained ‘experts’ designs and realises a public domain. During my study I realised that it is the locals that are the real experts of the space and the professionals should be there to facilitate and help them.
'Invite the neighbourhood to co-think, co-design,
co-create and so to fully cooperate'
During my stay in Madrid I contacted Proyecto El Solar in Matadero Madrid (initiated by Intermediae), to realise this concept. Proyecto El Solar is a starting community space and I helped them with my installation to start talking to the neighbourhood and its passerby and so get a better understanding of what they wanted this place to become.
This all resulted into a lot of ideas and contribution from the locals. To show them that their ideas have been heard and are being considered I have put their idea’s on the spot as seen in the image above.
I believe that when you create something for people we should start building
from the start with the regular users.
2018 . 01