A city is more than an aggregation of houses
and streets. It develops in the eyes of the people, who live here and
is filled with meanings, memories, images and stories. The various places
within a city can therefor appear – depending on points of view
– really different. One location can be felt as a place of fear
or it can be the favourite one; it can be really important or insignificant;
it can be connected with hope or with decline, a new home or the symbol
for a lost past.
The Grazer Griesplatz is such a place. Here, people with different backgrounds
come together. They share this place which is the centre of many living
enviroments. How does the Griesplatz look anyway? Where does it begin
and where does it end? Which things are important for the people who sojourn
or reside here?
During the summer of 2016, the project team collected around 100 subjective
views of the Griesplatz, so-called Mental Maps, which were drawn by people,
who spend their time there and have been interviewed about their personal
impressions on Griesplatz. Based on this work, a poster-series has been
developed as well as a publication including the Mental Maps and complemental
Adina F. Camhy, Robin Klengel, Coline Robin, Markus Waitschacher
GRIESPLATZZEICHNEN was commissioned by the
City of Graz– Stadtbaudirektion in the context of Griesviertel-project.
PLEASE NOTE: GRIESPLATZZEICHNEN Detailed presentation of the book: Wednesday,
21 December, 7 pm at HDA – Haus der Architektur, Mariahilferstraße
2, 8020 Graz