|Architects in Valencia make proposals for the vacant lots in their city.|
|Thursday, 12 May 2011 06:33|
MGR is a young architectural studio based in Valencia, Spain. They took the initiative of surveying the vacant lots in the city's downtown area and then superimposed Lego models to fill the voids, all in the purpose of raising public awareness about this issue.
Here is the explanation of their work through their own words.
Habit make us blind
Sometimes, the tourists are the ones who open our eyes by mentioning or questioning whether this situation is normal. On other occasions, we pay attention to it for a moment only because the secondary problems that those spaces imply affect us directly. But in most of the cases, they are only a part of our way. Like a gruyere cheese where the rats block any possibilities of reconstruction, while staring at us, far away from its holes.
This photographic work aims at calling people's attention, just like painting those isolated walls yellow would. It demands the recreational use of those vacant lots through the eyes of a child, by filling them with impossible constructions, surrealistic installations in line with the problem. A children game as a neighbourhood shout, demanding the right to take part in their city.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 10:52|