In Madrid, the first phase consisted of generating ideas through interactive methodology, the so called ideas marathon via Twitter where young people of the age between 18 and 28 years old, were invited to upload photos and leave comments about the urban space they inhabit under the following core questions: What are the social and political issues, problems that they feel relevant? How do young people feel about public space? What current urban/social conflictivity do they perceive?
The hashtags we used was called #lasmilyunacarasdelaciudad.
After this first phase, the participants had to choose an area of Madrid where they made walks observing the surroundings, taking interviews, images and videos trying to deepen in the problems previously detected.
These urban walks were followed by brief discussions where we focused on the following aspects: (re)discover citizenship, engage with communities, discuss issues of relevance to their daily-life.
After discovering that one of the main problems that our young people are worried about was the organization of public space and its repercussion on social dynamics, we decided to organize a seminar with the young architect, Marta Kayser. The event took place during the Joint Training Meeting, 02.06.2017, so this way our Artivism partners had the opportunity to witness and also to take part in the debates.
Kayser shared with us her ideas about the importance of the urban design as a tool for social transformation. He focused on the urban actions for human urbanism.
It’s a social perception related to stability and confort. To reach this goal inside a society it’s important to develop public politics who aim to renforce it, like increasing the investiments related to education, health and investigative sections. A new society with high levels of welfare and wellness would have such a stronger social cohesion; on the contrary, conflicts’ generation seem to be almost impossible to avoid.
According to RAE dictionary:
- Related to a group of people adj.
- Something able to get together or collect
- A group created for professional, working reasons
It’s a process which aims to find esthetic and creative solutions to any kind of problem. Analyzing the situation by an urbanistic point of view, it has a really important role. Besides a right territorial perspective, with appropriately designed spaces, is foundamental for a society which would like to feel part of its own space.
We talk about streets, spaces and roads, as even public buildings ( libraries, schools, universities, hospitals, stations, temporary agencies ), gardens, parks and other spaces. The main impact related to this space has the goal to create a contest to facilitate the social cohesion and to declare an unique and defined enviroment.
There’s a situation like this when two or more social groups have hindering positions to keep stable a certain kind of cohesion. This kind of contrast is usually determined by political reasons and its size can be different- If it’s huge it should also give rise to civil wars ( have a look to the contrast between Popoular and National Front during the Secon Republic which unleashed the Civil War in Spain ).
It’s a concept which refers to a space which should be inhabited. To be considered as such it needs to have a wide range of minimal requirements, as for example health standards, size or also its acoustics. An inabithed spaces growth should increase the territorial social identification.
The word individual has a Latin origin related to someone who should be vivid. In this case we can use this word in relation to something abstract or concrete; for example, those people who behave for themselves or following their own principles, without caring about social rules.
Youthness is included between childhood and adulthood, where the people grow in all their life aspects, from formal knowledge to social capabilities. A contest which inspire this learning process, promoting certain kind of activities to improve the social relations among young people and other social groups in a good designed space.
The movement OCCUPY is a social movement which brings temporary or permanent unoccupied areas and empty flats, even if they are vacant for one hour, with the main goal to use them as housings, lairs, farming lands, meeting places or squats with social, political or cultural aims.
Urbanism has to be intended as a « blans painting » where you can take a final project and changes which can improve the lifestyle and quality of all the inhabitants in a certain area.
In an association there are many people who needs to live together and who need to share a common space between different generations. Their needs are different among each others : it’s impossible to compare the ones between a babies and teenagers, or adults and elderly men. Any generation claims its own urban space, than urbanism needs to find a sort of avarage pointto satisfy the majority of needs without damage the rest, finding the best possible harmony among all the members.
The New Generations chart is effectively important to plan an urban project. Children are the most wheakest group inside the society and they need a space to develop their social skills without running any kind of unuseful risk.
The research of arranged spaces for all the generations always needs to find a sort of balance with the rest of society, also considering special needs of minors.
Space order is a difficult process in which many social agents are usually involved. Some of them should be: nobody is the owner, the entrepreneurs responsible for organizing the process, the city in which the will be the project nad the political istitution to deal with.
It’s everything related to the governament in all its different levels. A fair public administration , from the space to all the goods and services, should guarantee wellness and a well organized social cohesion.
To Rehabilitate damaged and ruined urban spaces is fundamental to keep a high level of livability in a certain territory. All the spaces which should be somehow recovered have the big chance to improve the key points to let the people adapting to a new kind of society.
Safeness is a kind of perception which led to a society acting its criterya with self-confidence and satisfaction, without fear to be overcame by the others. Safeness is also certainty and clarity. Another idea about this concept describes safeness as a kind of alibi for freedom and watchfulness in a society as a sort of unacceptable interruption of citizens’ rights.
It’s an area belonging to a country, region, province etc. It’s undertaken to jurisdictional cryteria and to the components of the same building without any bond among each other. It’s between the three power pillars and we should say that it’s impossible to have citizens to run if there’s no territory to run.
According to RAE dictionary :
- Ensemble of knowledge and informations related to the cities planning and development.
- Organization and order of buildings and spaces inside a city.
- Gathering and distribution of people in the cities.
It’s one of the smallest shapes of collective. Usually, it consists in putting together people whom main harmonizer point is determined by the same economical level, increasing the risk of hinders and contrasts in the inside. The problems and, at the same time, the solutions to find among people living at the same floor are a good starting point to find and solve problems at an higher level.
Thanks to the TIC coming, nowadays citizens have the opportunity to enjoy and use better quality technological services. Popularization of public wifi areas in the main cities exponentially increased the citizens’ attention for mobile phones, impoverishing relations with people in the surroundings.
It’s an irrational fear or strangers.
It verifies when a population is united and close. As much this juxtaposition is big, as much cohexstistence of people is going to be stronger inside the society.
In this case, we talk about parks, gardens and all the other open spaces where the citizen can directly keep in contact with nature. Their growth inside the cities is essential and it’s going to improve their capacities and to find a meeting point among the people.
Son los parques, jardines y demásentornosdonde el ciudadanopuedeinteractuar con la naturaleza de una forma directa. Su desarrollo en las ciudades es imprescindible, ya que fomenta la habitabilidad de las mismas y proporcionapuntos de encuentro a la sociedad.