... a meaningful interruption in the continuum of everyday space
Login Gate Competition
MATERIAL AND LANDSCAPE
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?
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.
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.