Real memories - Imaginary
Costructing Virtual Spaces / Reconstructing
The intentions of the project are to locate physical and
places, almost as parasites to existing spaces. The function of these
physical and virtual places would be to expand and express the histories
and a past into contemporary real situations. Since the historic identity
of a place is built by the people of that place, our methodology was
based on getting in touch with some people who have shared over two
generations of their families with the Botto Giuseppe fabric industry.
Process development was based on informal dialogue
with the employers and employees (still employed and retired ones)
as well as informal visits at the fabric industry. These conversations
were intended towards knowing personal as well as professional lives
of the people who have shared (and are sharing) large parts of their
lives with the industry. This communication triggered three future
directions to the project which are as follows:
- Creating a virtual platform (local media for example) for empowering
a dialogue amongst the people engaged with the factory at any point
in their lives.
- Adequately refurbishing an existing space in the factory into an
ever evolving people/workers’ living archive.
- Creating a research paradigm that may be applied to the broader
field of capitalist industries and their social implications.