(On-going project). Temporary site specific installations in empty spaces and abandoned courtyards in XianYuKou district in Beijing. The neighbourhood is under threat of demolition and people are expected to leave it. In this situation of uncertainty for many of the local inhabitants, the project works through different approaches and media. Graphics patterns to decorate the public walls, redefinition of public spaces using existing materials founded on site, insertions of little elements to be used as playground, interactive installations with colours and sounds will define a series of “moments” rich of meaning in which to intensify the vital productivity of everydayness, according to the definition by Henri Lefebvre (Theory of Moments in “La Somme et le Reste”, 1959).
Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani