an idea for
piazza cisterna / meeting points
Yellow, arches, history, balconies, stones, old city, colours, building,
walls, frescos, materials, traditions, gates, stories, and finally sky,
blue just blue... no people around... just me... do i belong to here...
maybe there is a trace for me somewhere here no? nobody? nothing? where
are the people...? silence... water... silence... water... there should
be someone... but what to say... how to say something... how to learn
about here...? i am fascinated, nothing to say maybe but something to
share... no talking... no languages... just sharing the same moment...
Grey, stones... yellow, walls... what is there behind them? Which stories...?
which lives...? who lived here...? who is living now...? do i really want
to know...? really? maybe to be a part of here...? and now again sky...
this blue is covering me here...
This is how the story starts... this mysterious ambience made me end up
again in the Piazzo, searching there... and everytime i ask questions
i found something interesting, there were lots of stories about here.
However just the local people were interested in these. It is not used
even for passing as a result of its location. On the contrary it is used
as a parking space which ruins its beauty. Hopefully they have started
to build a place for cars nearby the Piazzo. It was really nice to learn
this because it solved my real problem. But i was also interested in how
people had used here before... my questions... answers... stories... books...
maps... drawings... notes; cantinas, storages, catacombs, tunnels, water,
bourgeois, arches, frescos, art, perspective... I looked, looked, read,
drew, thought... pictures... stones... walls... sky... stones... walls...
sky... there is something with these... They had established the city
on the top, then they had covered it by walls, and finally they used the
underground for their basic requirements.
Therefore, my first approach started to be clear in my mind... I would
like to make people also use the underground... Cleaning the dirts and
creating galleries, studios, or maybe wine stores as it had been used
in the past. Since nobody has done anything about the cantinas and the
tunnels underground, i couldn't get much informations about them.
My other idea is not only about the Piazza Cisterna but also the park
near Piazzo. I wanted to create a public space which is really like a
"piazzo". Because i had to consider that this is a part of culture,
to meet in the public spaces, spending time, doing something with friends...
Generally the public spaces are the points of communication. However,
it wasn't true for the piazza Cisterna. In this case, i have tried to
design a space, street furniture that will allow people to communicate
accidentally, naturally... The idea for this furniture has been "no
communication , no geography" and my concept is based on language,
the basic material for communication. So, every seats would have an identity
of one language with different colours and on the top there will be world
map showing the countries in which that language is official. Thus, these
seats would be our tongues to talk (sort of language)... And also creating
a screen which will be used as a forum by people to argue about topics,
share ideas, writing notes in the public space. This screen also will
be linked to this seats to think about a topic to write on the defined
places around the seats. In this case, if the person moves the seat depending
on his/her idea about thet topic, the people who are sitting nearby would
turn, too. So this simple, short movement starts long conversations, arguements,
In consequence, these ideas for creating and renovating Piazzo as a public
space where people really want to go, spend time, meet, have fun, meet
the art, visit galleries, draw sketches...