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Intrigued by the political character of space in Havana, this study explores the influence between the political sphere and the city space. The mapping begins with collecting political ‘things’ encountered in Havana. A political thing would be defined as follows: Anything that embodies certain political character in the space it occupies / politicizes it / constitutes a connection between space and politics (explicitly or implicitly). The catalogue incorporates various materials (notes, sketches, photographs, text) from a diversity of sources (site-visit, books, internet). The mapping of the relationships between these things, and the ‘meanings’ this reveals, enables the designer to ‘get a grip’ on the complexity of the phenomenon.
Catalogue of Political Things*
on-site research, Havana, Cuba
(Havana Mappings Exhibition, Delft University of Technology, 2009)
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