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Friday March 15 | Session 13:15 - 14:45 (20 min)
De Brakke Grond | Steegzaal
While I was visiting different cities, I’ve been questioning about how come most of recently developed part of cities look all similar to each other, either that is Seoul, New Delhi, London, Barcelona or Rotterdam? The language of urban architecture had similar to each other, in terms of shape, scale and material. A city as an infrastructure that mobilises human social behaviour, it tends to let citizens’ perform in certain way, as we tend to be directed in certain way in the indoor space. (“affordance, James J. Gibson”). Then how does the language of the city is communicating to the contemporary body of citizens?
As Barcelona has retained different stages of urban development, the city shows how it has been changed according to the change of the scale of mobility throughout the history. I observed and experienced distinctive differences between each districts that were developed in different periods. I used and played with two different views to explore the city which are the views that are obtained through the technological development (A film maker Hito Steyerl said. “‘Multi-spectator’ as the first step toward a liberation from cinematic linear perspective”.)

One is vertical view that was introduced after the invention of photograph and airplane, like google map or architecture’s view.(urban planning view) And the other view is a horizontal view, that is we, humans are used to experience the space with the hight of eyes everyday from when we are born.(citizen’s view) Further, each view refers to the different scales.

However, most of spatial planning are done from vertical view today in top-down decision, what if we can make the use of multi spectator to narrative experience of the urban landscape in human scale? and for that, how the related institutions can intervene on making decisions and what data they need to focus on?
  Juhee Hahm is a researcher, designer and spatial strategist who focuses on bridging between physical and digital space. Her works materialise and narrates the landscape of complicated connections through drawings, installations, video, or experience. She studied spatial design, communication design and experience design in South Korea and the Netherlands. After studies, she continued her career in spatial strategy, and communication design in Seoul, London, Rotterdam and Amsterdam based on multidisciplinary research. She thinks and anayiaugh drawings, which is the process of the project and the communication tool, after all, it materialises into experience to bring discussion and people together.
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