Project type: School Tags: Social design, field research
We did research in Exarchia which is an area in Athens (Greece). The area contains many different expressions through graffiti and paintings in public space. We spoke to a brought varity of people and we present a selection of 7 stories drawn in the streets.
We figured out how to work with the research tool. We found the weaknesses, trial and error before a good picture, accessibility of the app, and as last the pressure for creative outcome occationally becomming a blockade to open up. The strength is unexpected information, freedom for the interviewee to start the topic, detailed information about content and body language. The two location were we have been show an opposite functioning of the research tool. In the first example in Athens the stories of the people interviewed create the understanding of the enviroment (area Exarchia) while in the second example in Utrecht the the enviroment shapes the the person. With this we have been mapping the area based on the people living in it and as the contrary we have been looking at the area to understand a person. In both examples we have interviewed foreigners living in a a place and we have looked at social intergration. The main important things clearified by the research tool focussed on social cohesion is the message of cooperation between people, the understanding of one and other in order to create a better live quality for all, and the need for a person to connect to their roots in relation to a new space.