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|April 14, 2012||Posted by Pedro under MakerLab Milan, Uncategorized||
Stelle del Quartiere
Stelle del quartiere is aimed at telling the story of Cascina Cuccagna and its surroundings collecting the memories of its main characters: people living and working there. With this project we hope to start an archive of information about the quarter, to introduce the inhabitants of the quarter to each other, to make them think of the developments of the neighbourhood.
The collection of information will take place in three different ways.
-a mobile unit that will meet people in the street, in parks, associations, shops in the surrounding of the Cascina starting from Friday, the 6th of April. The “Stars of the Neighbourhood” will be portrayed, interviewed, then represented on playing cards that people will read, collect and exchange.
-a temporary photographic studio held at Cascina Cuccagna during the Public Design Festival. During the Festival we would like to involve also some engaged neighbors to talk with guests about their experiences (i.e. living libraries).
-an open archive where people is invited to share their old and recent pictures of the neighborhood, memories, thoughts, recipes, … : one digital in form of a blog and one analogue in form of a pinboard at Cascina Cuccagna.
A cena. In tre atti.
Sentire, Avvicinare, Unire
Eating is an everyday action. The sameness in the way we live, separate us from the experience of this actions. Since we are not conscious about the act, this separateness obscure our capacity to experience and even make choices.
We propose a process to help our 12 guest experience the everyday act of eating, in a magnified way. The same food will be presented in 3 different environments revealing 3 ways of experiencing a meal.
MakerLab is about showing the processes and involving people in the making. For the Public Design Festival, we want to magnify the everyday act of eating. With this project we are not criticising the behaviour of our everyday life, neither categorizing good or wrong, but understanding through immersion in the process our capacity to know and to make a free choice. In this occasion we decided to choose Food and the way we experience it as our main focus, but we think this represents just one field in which making the process visible can help to wake up our consciousness. We strongly believe this experience could be applied to most of our everyday acts.
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