What we found out: We started from the point that the Urban Sanctuary is a concept that we consider needed in cities. In the context of densification, spaces for collective solitude are not sufficiently taken into account. Collective solitude, or “Being Alone Together”, is the atmosphere of the Urban Sanctuary. It is performative and always … More State of Progress and Outlook
The discussions between us (Fernanda and Ezana) have been many – through FaceTime, Facebook messenger, e-mail, google documents, and phone calls to name a few. Sometimes those discussions are pivotal, but other times they can be very confusing and frustrating. One moment that was captured as an early manuscript for a blog post was this following … More About The Blog Format + Early Reflections on Spaces for Consumption.
Here, we want to take the opportunity to explain our idea of the type of atmosphere that the Urban Sanctuary suggests and supports. Again, atmosphere was described in the previous blog entry as a collective mood, emphasizing that the feeling of an atmosphere is a sensory experience of an interaction between socially created variables and … More Being Alone Together: Solitude as a Collective Mood.
Observing daily life in the city, a particular life reality of haste, density and an abundance of quickly changing impressions catches the eye. The world around us is filled up – new images and information continuously penetrate our sensory organs and interrupt natural processes of coming to terms with our environment and ourselves. Life in … More This is the search for another kind of space.