PLACE-MAKING | Berlin | Unit 21 | 2012
Digital communication is an absolute necessity for the fast-moving society of today. It provokes real events that then feed back into the virtual domain; the communicative data of the physical environment is constantly altered and multiplied. Project I is an investigation into the eviction of the collective housing residents in Berlin. The chain reaction of protests, with live uploads of videos and comments online is translated into the unfolded expression of the event. This leads into Project II, a mobile place-making kit for social interactions. It facilitates events that are organised by people who then “make” it a “place”. With locations determined through online voting, individuals and groups can book an area or a feature for their activity or performance. Through the data-human relationship, events can permanently exist as a collective digital archive and as memories of the individuals.