JARFALLA WALL

... a meaningful interruption in the continuum of everyday space

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MATERIAL AND LANDSCAPE

POLITICS

fig.1  blurring glass

fig.1  blurring glass

fig.2 ice wall

fig.2 ice wall

 

ACCESSIBILITY IS THE NEW OWNERSHIP

 

Today’s concept of richness is shifting away from that of possession of asset towards a mindframe of accessibility towards goods and services. A park is an elementary shared resource, a simple but precious common good. 

GLOBAL CONDITION OF WELFARE CHANGE

 

The current global scenario is always more questioning the premises of our western welfare state structure. Will it be possible to guarantee the same standards to an increasing number of  people asking for them?  

fig.3 trasparent glass

fig.3 trasparent glass

fig.4 Berlin wall

fig.4 Berlin wall

 

TRADITIONAL WELFARESTATE = OPEN DOORS

 

Sweden has a tradition of best practices in its welfare state policies, that were able to guarantee high living standards to its citizens. Folkets parks all around the nation are a tangible prove of that. 

TOMORROW GATES COULD LOOK LIKE WALLS

 

Suddenly different kinds of  new boundaries start to appear: new borders, new lines of exclusion. Yesterday’s open doors risk to be replaced by closed barriers. 

 

fig.5 Mexico - US

fig.5 Mexico - US

fig.6 Melilla wall

fig.6 Melilla wall

 

BEST PRACTICES ARE TAKEN FOR GRANTED

 

Everyday experience, driven by consumption and virtuality, tends to forget about these established heritage values. Parks go unnoticed, their symbolic gates are often erased by distraction.

   

   

WALLS TO BE BROKEN AND CROSSED

 

To find an alternative to this seclusion, to find or make breaks and gaps in these new walls, is the call to action embedded even in the small things of everyday life. A call for attention to the real, which is our duty to protect and enjoy.

A new abstract wall with secret openings is an interactive device,
raising awareness through a playful experience.

 
 
 

To enter the Järfälla Park people shall interact with this critical device. 
Access becomes a journey that requires interaction, involvement and response.