Routine revolution

reviving memories

Routine Revolutionis exploring a typical 60s housing estate to find the extraordinary in the everyday. Several actions were organized within the neighborhood: meetings, walks and workshops with inhabitants. The aim was to find new perspective and discover its beauty. After interviewing locals to learn the history and to collect private memories about the place a series of collages were created to sum up reminiscences, representation and common memory. One of the collages has been chosen by inhabitants and became a postcard from the estate. Furthermore, on the streets named after the writers their quotationswere painted.

Model

Model title
reviving memories
Model description

Incomers interested in exploring this housing estate inhabitants start to perceive their own space in a new way. The aim is to change their perspective, to let them notice and appreciate the beauty of everyday life and repeatability of the view that surrounds them; to find their neighbourhood attractive and to find different meanings and layers of space by getting know and exchange their memories.

Location
KRAKOW / POL
For whom is it?
Inhabitants against routine
a/ initiator
Kolektyw Palce Lizać (Barbara Nawrocka and Dominika Wilczyńska)
b/ provider
Kolektyw Palce Lizać (Barbara Nawrocka and Dominika Wilczyńska)
Start
March - July 2014
Type of duration
Temporary

Characteristics

Critical
2
Exploring closest surrounding first
Social
4
Stimulating social relations in a group
Participatory
4
Active participation in exploring the closest neighbourhood
Responsible
3
Non intrusive
Bottom up
3
Self built / financed by institution
Inventive
2
Finding hidden potentials of seemingly well known spaces
Site-specific
4
Adaptable to the hosting environment
Educative
4
Exchanging personal stories, memories and knowledge
Local
4
Involving local community, exploring closest neighbourhood

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