This on-site project was an experimental investigation of an abandoned area in The Hague. To become familiar with it, I spent time roaming there, collecting traces, writing impressions and sharing talks with locals, playing with materials and objects found there. I started a written/visual report and delved into questions regarding the relationship between space and the meanings of care, freedom and ownership. The established interaction between my presence, the abandoned area and its social surrounding progressively shaped the research. Acting as a facilitator, I ended up inviting local residents to participate and self-organize activities to rise collective awareness about the nature and the unforeseen spatial qualities of such area.
Images: Johannes Equizi