Noa Bonin Peer / @dolceoblio / noapeer.com March 2012 / thinkcommons.

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COMMUNITIES CREATING SPACES

GLOCAL

GLOCAL

NETWORK

GLOCAL

NETWORK

USER CENTERED

GLOCAL

NETWORK

USER CENTERED

TACTICS

CREATING CONDITIONS

habitat

Mixed-use development

public space

interactions within

Lavoir du Buisson Saint-Louis

Lavoir du Buisson Saint-Louis

interactions beyond

6B

6B

mixing interactions

Place au changement, collectif etc.

Place au changement, collectif etc.

EXPERIENCE@PARIS
creating a community between locals and visitors

Travelling today became a low-cost commodity therefore a less enhanced experience, easy to consume

THIS IS HOW YOUR PARISIAN JOURNEY LOOKS LIKE TODAY

A memory of Paris?

These tourists display a shared commitment to a non-institutionalized form of travel, which is central to their self-identification as backpackers. When travelling, they are constantly looking for a real experience related to the city and travel destination.
LITTLE € ENOUGH €

ADVENTURE

SINGLE / GROUP

BACKPACKER

EXCHANGE

FLASHPACKER

SINGLE / FAMILY

QUALITY

CONFORT

How can their experience be enhanced? How can they create something to the city rather then just consuming it? What kind of interaction can be created between locals and visitors? How can tourist undergo an authentic experience?

CITY EXCHANGE PLATFORM

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HOSTEL

Creating new networks and connecting them with existing ones through an online city exchange platform working closely with the hostel accomodating various sleeping and living combinations

HOSTEL

Its transforms the hostel to a tangible space influenced by the interactions created around and within it

gym design theatre swimming dance

football

tennis

rugby concert bar conference NIGHTLIFE show Italian Japanese CUISINE

art litterature music CULTURE cinema architecture

SPORT

festival course ACTIVITY

club

spa

beauty

circus

WELLNESS ...

exhibition

French

experience@yourcity
slow SPEED fast SPACE creation indoor leisure morning PURPOSE medical midday shopping evening buisness afternoon children dating lover TIME OF DAY night nothing without PEOPLE with colleagues outdoor ACTION consu -mption

friends

From dancing classes to underground dinning, the city exchange platform holds a rich and diverse database of current, underground, ephemeral or conventional activities in the city, giving various solutions to different interests.

chambres

dortoirs

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SLEEPING

capsules

SDB

cuisine

bar films / bibliotheque

FLEXIBLE

HYBRID PROGRAMME

SHARED SPACES
cyber / coin travail

laverie

flickr twitter

restaurant shop bar snacks 24/24

SOCIAL MEDIA
facebook

youtube

SUSTAINABLE

free WiFi

TECHNOLOGICAL
LOCAL NETWROK

saveurs paris IDF pôle emploi

Sorbonne

SOCIETAL

cordon bleu

institut français

conservatoire

INNOVATIVE

isolation

CONSTRUCTION

circulation d’air

terrasse

ENVIRONMENT

panneaux photovolti que

SELF-SUFFICIENT

urban farm

collector ep

superbude, hamburg

expérience
james,35 ans,ingénieur célibataire londres, uk
“J’ai choisi cette auberge car j’en ai marre de voyager en suivant les conseils du guide Lonely Planet. Avec cette auberge j’ai découvert une autre ville, et j’ai pu composer mes propres expériences. C’est en tapant « experience + travel » que je suis tombé sur cette auberge. Ya un buzz de fou sur internet... Comme j’adore goûter aux cuisines du monde, le côté culinaire de l’auberge m’a forcément tout de suite appâté! Si j’ai bien compris, l’auberge a créé des partenariats avec des écoles de cuisine française. Les étudiants y viennent faire des stages animés par de grands chefs et il y a un roulement qui assure la relève. Tous les jours on peut goûter à des plats gastronomiques à petits prix. D’ailleurs le restaurant est toujours plein! Même les parisiens y déjeunent et y dînent alors c’est pour dire! Je voulais aussi goûter à l’aventure, et la possibilité de dépenser seulement 15 € par nuit pour dormir dans une capsule m’a permis d’utiliser le reste du budget pour explorer la ville !! par ailleurs j’ai pu inviter une super jolie fille (que j’ai rencontré dans une soirée rock & cake) à dîner chez Guy Savoy! Ici, à l’auberge, les capsules ont chacune des fenêtres avec des vitres teintées, du coup on n’a pas forcément l’impression d’être enfermé dans une boite. Quand j’étais allongé, j’avais toujours un champ de vision sur le couloir et la salle de bain commune. Il y a aussi une alcôve sur tout le côté qui sert d’étagère et de rangement. C’est vraiment bien pensé. Comme j’avais la clé de ma capsule pour le temps du séjour, je n’avais pas besoin de ranger et sortir mes affaires tous les jours pour les mettre en consigne. Ça c’était vraiment pratique!Depuis que j’ai vécu cette expérience je dois dire assez inattendue, j’ai deux envies pour mes prochains voyages: - trouver une destination avec cette chaîne d’auberge pour revivre quelque chose d’assez ‘local’, - revenir un jour à Paris (dans pas trop longtemps j’espère) pour suivre des supers stages de cuisine française On verra bien! En attendant, je vais me remettre au boulot!
RÉSEAU LOCALE
restaurant

vélib capsules free WiFi

S’adapte aux besoins du client.
twitter google

COUCHAGE

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

bar coin travail

qui promouvoit les échanges entre les clients et les riverains.

cordon bleu

intègre les outils de communication dans l’idéntité du lieu.

MÉDIAS SOCIAUX

soirée rock & cake

shop

famille andersen,Oslo, Norvège, Anna 5 ans,Ingrid 8 ans, Kunt Andresen 41 ans, médecin, Ida Andersen 35 ans, créatrice de mode.
Ida: “Anna et Ingrid sont encore petites, mais mes souvenirs d’enfance sont tellement importants que je voulais absolument leur en offrir de tels. Avec mon mari nous avons choisi de venir dans cette auberge car nous nous considérons encore jeunes et dynamiques! Comme je travaille dans la mode je viens souvent à Paris. J’ai découvert cette auberge la dernière fois que je suis venue, lors d’un de mes défilés avec un groupe de stylistes européens. Le magasine pour lequel nous avions été commissionné avait organisé le repas ou tout le gratin se regroupait dans le restaurant de cette auberge. Apparemment c’était le lieu in du moment mais assez underground. Finalement j’ai récupéré les brochures et j’ai été séduite par les chambres et les lieux communs. Du coup nous sommes dans une chambre individuelle avec une petite mezzanine pour les filles. Elles sont ravies de monter dormir dans leur cabane! Le restaurant propose des petits déjeuners parisiens tous les matins, avec un rapport qualité prix imbattable. Mais ce que nous apprécions particulièrement ici c’est la cuisine en libre-service. Nous adorons aller acheter de la nourriture française, les marchés, les charcuteries et les poissonneries. Nous ramenons toutes nos trouvailles et nous cuisinons le soir aux filles. Comme les filles doivent se coucher tôt c’est tout de même mieux. Une restaurant fois qu’elles sont couchées, mon mari et moi descendons dans le bar de MÉDIAS soirée RÉSEAU SOCIAUX l’auberge, profiter du bloody mary avec les tomates et rock &céleris du potager! les LOCALE cake intègre les outils qui promouvoit Certains entre les nous y avons donné rdv à quelques-uns de nos amis qui soirs de communication échanges les cordon clients Paris. vivent à et les L’auberge offre une dans l’idéntité services, comme des cours de quantité de bleu shop du lieu. riverains. français. Mais le mieux c’était la promenade sur la Seine. Nous avons eu un créneau de libre le jour même (il faisait un temps splendide). Pour si peu cher nous avons pu découvrir Paris sur un petit bateau avec un guide. Les filles étaient fascinées... et nous aussi!” Ingrid: “Moi je dors en haut avec Anna. C’est notre cabane! C’est comme à la maison! et puis l’autre jour on a fait un tour de bateau et j’ai même pas eu peur!” institut
français

expérience

vélib capsules free WiFi

S’adapte aux besoins du client.
twitter google

COUCHAGE

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

bar coin travail

parcours James
chambres

cuisine bar urban farm

facebook

S’adapte aux besoins du client.

COUCHAGE

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

restaurant

free WiFi

Qui produit de l’énergie, nourriture, eau etc.

AUTOSUFFISANCE:

qui promouvoir les échanges entre les clients et les riverains.

RÉSEAU LOCALE

cordon bleu

intègre les outils de communication dans l’idéntité du lieu.

MÉDIAS SOCIAUX

floting Paris visit

saveurs paris IDF

shop

céline,18 ans tout juste, québec “Depuis que je suis toute petite je rêvais d’aller à Paris pour mes 18 ans. Je
m’imaginais toujours parcourir les rues de Paris seule... J’ai eu le temps de le préparer ce voyage! Mes parents m’ont offert le billet pour mon anniversaire, et j’avais depuis un certain temps mis de l’argent de côté. J’ai passé deux semaines à Paris, et c’est mon avant dernier jour aujourd’hui! J’avais cherché sur internet un lieu chaleureux où j’allais pas me sentir seule! Et c’est en fait par une amie que j’ai découvert cette auberge. Avec mon vélib budget en fin de compte ça aura été parfait! En plus je ne recherchais rien restaurant de particulier... du moment que jeMÉDIAS Paris! suis à soirée
bar coin travail

expérience

capsules

free WiFi

S’adapte aux besoins du client.
twitter google

COUCHAGE

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

parcours James
chambres

cuisine bar urban farm

facebook

S’adapte aux besoins du client.

COUCHAGE

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

intègre les outils qui promouvoit les Lorsque je suis arrivée à l’auberge,de communication à la réception m’a demandé une employée échanges entre les cordon dans l’idéntité de me prendre en photo. Même si on parle la même langue je n’ai pas tout de clients et les bleu shop du lieu. suiteriverains. compris! En fait, il y a un mur vivant dans l’entrée de l’auberge. Tous les gens qui y résident y sont affichés, avec leur prénom, leur nationalité et leur lieu de résidence. Chacun choisi ce qu’il veut afficher. Le mur change tous les jours. J’ai trouvé ça génial. J’ai pu voir que 11 québécois ont séjourné dans l’auberge pendant que j’y étais. Mais c’est surtout comme ça que j’ai rencontré Federico. Je l’avais remarqué sur le mur, et quand je l’ai vu dans le bar je n’ai pas hésité à institutparler. Comme je savais qu’il venait d’Argentine lui français et que c’est un pays qui me fascine, on est très vite devenus amis. On a floting saveurs Paris paris regardé des vieux films français ensemble en dinant à l’auberge.” RÉSEAU visit MÉDIAS IDF
qui promouvoir les échanges entre les clients et les riverains.

RÉSEAU LOCALE

SOCIAUX

rock & cake

restaurant

free WiFi

Qui produit de l’énergie, nourriture, eau etc.

AUTOSUFFISANCE:

LOCALE

cordon bleu

intègre les outils de communication dans l’idéntité du lieu.

SOCIAUX

shop

parcours Andresen
cuisine

facebook
google

S’adapte aux besoins du client.

COUCHAGE

dortoirs

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

terrasse reception

bar

films / bibliotheque

bar snacks 24/24

qui promouvoir les échanges entre les clients et les riverains.

RÉSEAU LOCALE

restaurant

intègre les outils de communication dans l’idéntité du lieu.

MÉDIAS SOCIAUX

swing party

mur vivant

golly bossy, split, croaætie

vélib capsules free WiFi

mila,26 ans, russie; luisa, 28 ans, espagne; jane,27 ans, uk
intègre les outils qui promouvoit les de communication échanges entre les s’est rencontrées en année Erasmus à Rome, et on parlait depuis Luisa: “On cordon dans l’idéntité clients et les bleu shop deux ans de se retrouver à Paris.. du lieu. un peu la ville qui nous fait toutes C’est riverains.

expérience

S’adapte aux besoins du client.
twitter google

COUCHAGE

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

bar coin travail

RÉSEAU LOCALE

restaurant

MÉDIAS SOCIAUX

soirée rock & cake

parcours James
chambres

cuisine bar urban farm

facebook

S’adapte aux besoins du client.

COUCHAGE

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

restaurant

free WiFi

Qui produit de l’énergie, nourriture, eau etc.

AUTOSUFFISANCE:

parcours Andresen
cuisine

facebook
google

S’adapte aux besoins du client.

COUCHAGE

dortoirs

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

terrasse reception

bar

films / bibliotheque

bar snacks 24/24

parcours Céline

flickr

S’adapte aux besoins du client.

COUCHAGE

dortoirs

qui promouvoient les échanges entre les usagers

ESPACES PARTAGÉS

bar

films / bibliotheque

cuisine

qui promouvoit les échanges entre les clients et les riverains.

RÉSEAU LOCALE

les trois autant rêver puisqu’on est étudiantes en art. En plus Paris c’est le point le plus accessible entre Moscou Madrid et Londres...Bref.. En fait, on a d’abord cherché une sorte de parcours culturel à Paris et sur internet on a été très vite référencées sur cette auberge. On ne connaissait pas du tout mais en ayant fait quelques recherches on a vite été convaincues. En plus sur le site de l’auberge on comprend bien que ça n’est pas juste une auberge. institut Ici on a la possibilité de réserver des guides sur toute une liste de thèmes français floting saveurs historiques ou artistiques. On en a fait l’expérience Paris c’était canon. En et paris RÉSEAU visit MÉDIAS IDF fait, en arrivant à l’auberge, on a vite réservé sur différents jours des guides LOCALE SOCIAUX qui promouvoirchoisi ensemble les thèmes. Du outils dont on a les intègre les coup, sur nos 6 journées à Paris, échanges entre les de communication shop on a passé trois après-midi et une matinée avec un guide différent. Avec un clients et les cordon dans l’idéntité bleu riverains. du lieu. des guide on a même pris un thé ensemble au bar de l’auberge. Du coup on a fait connaissance et il en a profité pour nous montrer tous les lieux où il nous emmènerait. Dans tous les cas c’était toujours d’un bon entrain qu’on partait avec notre guide flâner dans les rues et les musées de Paris.” Mila: “On a tellement appris d’anecdotes avec ces guides c’est incroyable! On ne les aurait jamais trouvées dans nos vieux bouquins! En plus ils parlaient tous très bien anglais. Ce système est franchement génial. En plus un des guides était super sympa et mignon! Il est revenu le soir même avec des copains nous retrouver au bar de l’auberge. Apparement ils y traînent swing RÉSEAU MÉDIAS restaurant party assez souvent. Le soir ou ils sont venus le bar organisait des jeux en équipe. LOCALE SOCIAUX qui promouvoir drôle. On a parlé avec plein outils C’était superles intègre les de monde et j’ai même rencontré échanges entre les unclients etqui a grandi dans le villagede communication russe les de ma grand-mère en Russie! Le monde mur dans l’idéntité vivant riverains. du lieu. est vraiment petit!” Jane: “Oui c’est vrai! Moi ce que j’ai vraiment apprécié ici c’est la propreté! On se sent vraiment bien dans cette auberge. J’ai été dans tellement d’auberges de jeunesse que je peux vraiment comparer. Parfois je me suis visitemode même surprise à marcher pied nus à la salle de bain! Même notre dortoir tandances pour 4 semblait tous les jours un peu plus propre. visite On l’a partagé avec une fille, Céline, qui venait du Québec. Il y a dans Parisroule chaque dortoir des placards par personne qui se ferment à clés. visiteParis contempo Franchement je n’en reviens toujours pas d’avoir payé si peu pour tout ce rain qu’on a vu et fait!” visiteart
& histoire

5 FOR 1
creating a community between inhabitants

Tunnel de Friggit: the ratio of the housing prices index relative to disposable income per household

SPACE becomes a very precious commodity

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DESIGN

OBSERVE

LOCALIZE FINANCE

MUTUALIZE

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DESIGN

OBSERVE

LOCALIZE FINANCE

MUTUALIZE

COMMUNITY

MANAGE INTERACT

PROGRAMME

FAMILY 4 FAMILY 3 FAMILY 5

FAMILY 1 FAMILY 2

FAMILY 4 FAMILY 3 FAMILY 5

FAMILY 1 FAMILY 2

BUILDING’S PERFORMANCE & QUALITY SITE ATTRIBUTES AND LAYOUT SHARED ELEMENTS

MEETING & WORKSHOPS

ORGANIZING FINANCIAL GOALS SCHEDULE LIFE PROJECTS

SHARED SERVICES: laundry, guest room, cinema, library, child care and garden PARKING: electric cars, scooters, strollers, bicycles STORAGE: Local tools, bulky DWELLINGS: a dwelling unit for guests (alternating) + 5 apartments

©2007 Ministère du budget, des comptes publics et de la fonction publique

Site

Impression non normalisée du plan cadastral informatisé

programme
locaux privatifs Famille 1 Famille 2 Famille 3 Famille 4 Famille 5 sous total T3 T2 T5 T3 T4 SU 80 80 100 100 100 360

budget
surface SHON Lotissement logements espaces communs terrain TOTAL Budget fond propres prêts TOTAL Famille 1 99m2 22% 211 563 € 55 607 € 113 984 € 381 155 € 80 000 € 301 155 € Famille 2 99m2 22% 211 563 € 55 607 € 113 984 € 381 155 € 200 000 € 181 155 € Famille 123m2 28% 262 851 € 70 773 € 145 071 € 478 695 € 230 000 € 248 695 € Famille 5 123m2 28% 262 851 € 70 773 € 145 071 € 478 695 € 325 000 € 153 695 € TOTAL 444m2 252 760 € 948 828 € 518 111 € 1 719 699 € 835 000 € 884 699 € 1 719 699 €

locaux collectifs intérieur buanderie Bibliothèque / salle de jeux / cinéma locaux encombrants unité des invités T2 Entrée sous total extérieur local outils local stationnement vélos/voitures enfants parking voiture électrique local OM sous total TOTAL Espaces communs

SU 10,5 28,5 7 30 22 98 2 10 12 8 32 130

budget
coût de terrain notaire signature notaire création de société géomètre diagnostic du sol mission base architecte phase d'étude 660€ par m2 5,00% 5,00% 40€ par m2 Total H.T. €uros T.V.A. 5,5 % : Total T.T.C.. €uros : 400 000 € 25 000 € 25 000 € 2 100 € 24 000 € 15 000 € 491 100 € 27 011 € 518 111 €

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surface utile SHON

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Phase d’étude : élaboration du budget

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budget & programming

family 1

shared spaces

service vs. flexible space

family 2

studio

family 4
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Plans R+1 / R+2 phase esquisse // échelle 250ème

family 5

DREAMHAMAR creating a community around a public space

movement #15M in Spain

preliminary design

the physical lab

onsite workshops & lectures

academic network

urban actions

digital lab

the cultural rucksack

1 pupil = 1 idea
SCHOOL WORKSHOPS INDIVIDUAL WORK IN CLASS ACCORDING TO TOPICS [pupils x 54 classes]

1 team = 1 idea
SCHOOL WORKSHOPS TEAM WORK IN CLASS ACCORDING TO TOPICS [54 classes x 5 topics]

1 class = 1 team = 1 idea

1 team = 1 idea
32 GROUPS, EACH COMPOSED OF 3 REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS

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eu

preliminary design info.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

guidelines + methodology

54 teachers

ENVIRONMENT
participation

1292 pupils

ACTIVITIES SEASONAL STRATEGY TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE

1292 ideas
A4

topic 1 topic 2 topic 3 topic 4 topic 5
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in-class selection

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format defined by the artists artists photo

ONLINE DATA BASE

OPENING EVENT

ONLINE DATA BASE

EXHIBITION

eb

Elise Bringslid

kb

Kathrine Berg

ehs

Esther Helèn Slagsvold

aoo

Ansgar Ole Olsen

koØ

Kari Oline Øverseth

eu

ecosistema urbano

ko

kommune

dreamhamar schoolbag project | making-of

dreamhamar

PHASE

August 01st – September 16th MONTH WEEK DAY SCHOOLBAG PROJECT Place: School / physical lab EVENTS, MOCK-UPS Place: Stortorget WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, LECTURES Place: Physical lab TOPICS DIGITAL ACTIVITIES Place: Online
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CONDITIONS

INVOLVEMENT

NETWORKS

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PROVOCATION

kommune (municipality)

community activators

local nodes

NETWORKS
group meetings

interviews

community activators

meetings

word-of-mouth

blog

hamar experience advertising

COMMUNICATION

local newspapers

national media

dreamhamar
ÅPNING
Lørdag 17. september kl 14:00 | Basarbygningen, Hamar

en felles drøm om fornyelse av Hamar sentrum

+ presentasjon av dreamhamar og av Stortorgets forprosjekt + kreativ workshop på Stortorget dreamhamar.org

dreamhamar støttes av.

foto: Geir Cock

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foto: Jon Kristian Fjellestad

presence urban actions

PROVOCATION

FUTURE HAMAR BOOK
THE STORY OF THE DREAMHAMAR PROCESS BOOK VERSION 1.0

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Dreamhamar a collective dream to redesign the city center of Hamar, Norway dreamhamar.org contact: dreamhamar@gmail.com info@ecosistemaurbano.com

1 . INTRO What is dreamhamar? 1.1 Intro Why creating a participatory process? 1.2 Philosophy: What is behind dreamhamar 1.3 Methodologies: How to create the conditions: the dreamhamar diagram 2 . EXPERIENCES Connecting hamar Story nº1 An instant urban action to go Story nº2 The missing link Story nº3 The city as a playground Story nº4 On stools and people Story nº5 Indoor, outdoor Story nº6 The agora of Hamar Story nº7 Altering perspectives Story nº8 Dream on the cloud 3 . FUTURE HAMAR From Dreamhamar network design process to urban design Collecting dreams What’s next? Things we have learned from hamar DREAMHAMAR FACTS / CREDITS

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CHANGING THE PERCEPTION OF THE SQUARE THROUGH A SIMPLE EVENT STORY N.1

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Being based in Hamar for 4 months was an opportunity to work closely with the community and to understand the existing issues...”

Nowadays, worldwide, from Wall Street in New York to the paths of Delhi, a movement of disenchanted and leaderless citizens is reclaiming public space. The same generation is widely using Internet, where the possibilities for consumption and creation are endless, as the main tool for creating communities. As architects devoted to the 21st century society we can’t work, as most architects did before or are still doing today, offering a well designed product to a well dened society. We are living in a world that is rapidly changing and constantly reinventing itself using the virtual world. The overload of information and mix of cultures and disciplines require new ways of thinking and working. In ecosistema urbano we believe there is no such thing as a universal solution. Each project is different, and Dreamhamar required multiple solutions for multiple challenges that only had one thing in common: Stortorget. We wanted to put forward the conviction that before planning a new square we needed to build a community of people who would use the square, who would keep it alive. A community is the foundation of a public space.. Yet, the truth is that the steps for building a community are impossible to plan. Nevertheless, we needed a plan and we found a concept that embraced all the possible solutions: we called it network design. Being based in Hamar for 4 months was an opportunity to work closely with the community and to understand its existing issues. Dreamhamar is about encouraging residents to become the creators of public space, instead of being just consumers. It’s about starting conversations between different stakeholders, and doing things together in public space. It’s about understanding Hamar’s current needs by iniciating a brainstorming and dialogue around the future design of Stortorget square, by means of workshops and urban actions.

INSTANT IMPROVEMENTS Painthamar was the rst urban action we performed in Stortorget, and the ofcial launching event of Dreamhamar. The idea was to rapidly transform the square, which until then had been a parking lot for years, by painting it. Then when people would come to see Stortorget’s new colors, we could tell them all about Dreamhamar and how they could participate. It turned out this was not an easy task. Being the rst one, the very denition of the urban action was ambiguous. Its temporary and ephemeral nature created confusion regarding budget-result formula, and its hybrid nature made it difcult to effectively communicate the event to the targeted and needed community. We quickly noticed the need to generate interaction between the citizens, the Hamarsingen, would be an essential condition to iniciate the process. Interaction is very similar to a chemical reaction. We had A and B not reacting together. In order to make the reaction possible, we had to nd a catalyst. On September 27th a group of 25 third year students from the Bergen School of Architecture came to Hamar to imagine an instant urban intervention on Stortorget. They were part of Dreamhamar’s Academic Network. Their stay was short but intense and full of energy. Two and half days of workshop at the Physical Lab aimed to reactivate Stortorget, to get people aware of what was going on, to collect ideas, to have fun, to use the space in a different way, and to provide the conditions for people to react, become proactive, and make them socialize. During the workshop, two questions arose: - How can we bring people to the square? How can we create an atmosphere so they want to meet each other? - How can we make a mock up of what the nal square could become? How can we transform this former parking lot into a public space?

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During a 20 minutes brainstorming session, the students came up with 20 different possible ideas for a new urban action in Stortorget. Chairs, an outdoor cinema, a stage for music, a skate ramp, a balloon landscape, a talk show, a sound installation, free painting on the road, an open call to do crazy things, an area for gymnastics, a heated pool to take a bath, a barter market such as ‘bring a shovel and take a horse’, connecting the square with the lake, a labyrinth, celebrating an outdoor mass, a storytelling by people, a candle light in the evening, a dark night dancing competition, a temporary public library, relocating the Bazaar building in the square, making a hole in the asphalt and lling it with candy, a poetry square, wearing rubber customs, building a staircase to watch the lake, placing a trampoline for people to jump, creating articial clouds, making a barbecue, organizing a dancing competition on a slippery oor, a ski jump, a sleepover party or even making Stortorget an independent country with its own king and queen. They were all interesting ideas from which we selected the Cow - to provide fresh milk for the coffee - and the free public lunch - to invite everyone in Hamar to join the event and to mingle. The idea was also to take advantage of this meeting to encourage people to write down and share their ideas for the future design, and personal memories around the square. Creamhamar was created, and the second urban action of Dreamhamar came out.

MARYANNE GRYTTEN

CREAMING STORTORGET On the D day, the cow from GJESTVANG GÅRD came to visit Stortorget, while students ran about to transform the square. They divided into groups, each assigned a different responsibility for Creamhamar: one of them settled the tables and embellished the urban scene, one prepared the food, one made the design, and one sold the farmers’ products. Once everything was in place, the only thing missing was the people. The long table was so nicely organized that at rst, no one dared to use it. But after one group “opened the feast”, everyone came rushing in. The results were amazing. It looked like someone was getting married in Stortorget and everybody was invited. People from all walks of life came, ate, enjoyed, talked, shared, met others, chatted, and relaxed under the sun. Students, retired, international, families... The students were running around mingled with the people, taking notes of their ideas, handing out info about the workshops, collecting suggestions for the square... All sort of conversations started naturally around the tables and people got a unique chance to meet others as never before at Stortorget. The conversation lasted and gradually involved all the people sitting around the table. We ended up making new friends and spreading the word of Dreamhamar. Around the table there was a group of foreigners who were studying Norwegian at the adult learning centre just up Kirkegata street. One of them was Joanna Mikulska. She was very curious about Dreamhamar. We met

AGE : 32 PROFESSION : Student, Bergen School of Architecture FROM : Florø CURRENTLY LIVING IN : Bergen QUOTE : This has been a wonderful celebration marking the beginning of the people of Hamar taking back their own square.

RECIPE / AN INSTANT URBAN ACTION TO GO

PREPARATION TIME : 2 days COOKING TIME : 4 hours INGREDIENTS FOR THE LUNCH: 25 well motivated students + 70 chairs + 20 tables + 50 liters of coffee + 20 liters of chai tea + 4 table cloths + 100 napkins + 1 cow from GJESTVANG GÅRD -Gustav Gjestvang + 30 local breads + 2 kg butter + 3 kg of local cheese + 3 kg honey + 3 kg apples + 3 kg pears + 1 kg brown cheese =about 400 delicious sandwiches FOR THE LOCAL FOOD AND PRODUCTION STAND: 2 tables 1 table cloth LOCAL PRODUCERS: Ommang Søndre Løten Nærstasjon Mølstad gård Tjerne gård Bie Per Larsen Tønseth Salgsbua FOR COMMUNICATION MATERIAL: 30 A3 posters 200 yers DOCUMENTING: 40 color pencils 160 memory and ideas postcards 15 cameras 4 video cameras DIRECTIONS: 1. Get a cow and local food: call farmers around Hamar, check the cow’s availability, decide the best space for her, buy food, cheese, bread and drinks, look for a few coffee makers, prepare sandwiches, bring farmers’ products, make coffee and tea 2. Make a design scheme: design a logo, design a yer and poster, hand them out to the maximum people you know and meet. 3. Set up a physical design: Arrange tables, chairs, table cloths, and set the tables with glasses, plates, napkins 4. Work out a communication strategy: make a press release, take pictures of the process and event, produce a beautiful movie of the whole process 5. Manage the logistic: coordinate all the teams’ different tasks and deadlines This was the cow. She became the main attraction in no time.
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and she told us about her previous work in Warsaw, which involved people in participative processes around the history of their city. Gradually, we came to the idea of creating a workshop for Dreamhamar around History. She was invited to write a post about her past experiences of similar actions, and to use it to invite people to take part in her project.

By temporarily curating the space, the event transformed the square’s perception from a parking space to a meeting place. In other words Creamhamar created new experiences in people’s lives and therefore future stories to be told within the local community, regarding the square. “Storyhamar workshop involves to me, a lot of uncertainties but also a lot of hopes. During the couple of hours with Hamar citizens, we will try to nd out important stories of the Hamar society. Stories that are part of Hamar’s memories. First we will re-discover the meaning of signs already existing in public space. Do the monuments of Hamar really refer to some common experience? What is their story? Second, we would like to focus on personal histories and try to discover how they reect the story of the city. Photos are crucial elements. Everyone will have to bring an old one that is important for them. Usually these kind of photos include a lot of private information, they’re like an introduction to the novel. Of course, to do this properly, to make up a kind of archive, we would need to collect them for months. Here we will make a small laboratory out of them. I hope we’ll nd some real traces of Hamar’s identity that will form a creative inspiration to construct something referring to it on Stortorget.” Storyhamar workshop invitation by Joanna Mikulska

SHARING EXPERIENCES The serendipitous encounter with Joanna not only gave birth to a beautiful initiative of a “new” workshop coming from the community itself, but also pointed out a signicant relation between the urban action and the workshop. Meanwhile Joanna’s history workshop Storyhamar - sought storytellers to narrate past experiences and rediscover new ways of reading the public space, the urban action generated an event which created new experiences for future stories. Stories are important to relate to a space and recognise a situation. While writing this story we listened to Paco Gonzalez’ and Ethel Baraona’s second lecture in the Tactical Urbanism online workshop about storytelling, and how narrative gives us access to local knowledge, to the better understanding of the community creating it. Creamhamar was an action aiming to bring people together by using the exibility and accessibility of the public space to create an open, simple event.

NAME : Joanna AGE: 28 years old PROFESSION: Culture Animator. Worked on various project engaging the local community to explore their local history. FROM: Warsaw, Poland. CURRENTLY: Hamar, Norway QUOTE: “First I would like to say something that is maybe obvious - “Dreamhamar” (called “magenta project” by my friends from Hamar) will not happen without ecosistema urbano. Because all those workshops, lectures, creative works and especially ideas to do them, could only come from people who are not from Hamar, who are from outside. From another country, culture, a different experience with public space. Second, the big value of this project is that everything is happening in process; taking into consideration a lot of different contexts, ideas, involving different groups of people who are using the square and just coming here from abroad for few days, and those who have never been in Hamar but are participating in the project through Internet. All those things cause a lot of unexpected ideas which are priceless in creative work. It’s the rst time I see architects who are working like that, so much in touch with the community they are working for. It’s very special and I think Hamar should feel really lucky to get this chance to nd identity. They just need to use it now! For me, the most interesting is meeting with local Hamar society, talking with people, some of them have lived here all their life, some of them were born here, later, many years ago, moved out and now came back. And while talking I also have a feeling that great people are living here and “Dreamhamar” gives them the chance to meet each other and makes their dreams come true.”

Storytelling is a very basic part of human life. It is engaging, it allows individual interpretation and triggers imagination. It is about identities and meanings and about joining individual details together into a larger entity” Sandra Viña, Tuuli Mattelmäk

Opportunity to reveal Hamar’s history. We focused on old and personal pictures, on Hamar monuments and on the past of Stortorget, in order to bring up the citizens’ private stories. Process started shyly but minute by minute people started sharing their memories. For example, I always wondered why there are so many monuments representing animals in Hamar: pigs, a horse, a bull? I knew agriculture is a very important part of people’s lives here, but it also turned out that in the past, for many years, a very famous animal market used to take place in different areas of the city. An amazing experience was also seeing an old movie from 1960 about Stortorget. It showed the square through different seasons: winter, spring and summer when it became a very lively place, where people would meet, mostly because the market was there. You could nd owers, vegetables, hand made tools or goods...; Stortorget was the real center of Hamar. After showing the movie, during a discussion with the participants, it was said that a great wish was that Dreamhamar would bring the square back to people. I hope this dream comes true.” Storyhamar summary by Joanna Mikulska

JOANNA MIKULSKA

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Architecture is about curating places through the Mise-en-scène of experiences. Hence, learning about experiences from past events in Hamar in Storyhamar and the spontaneous performance of Creamhamar were essential to our understanding of the square and community, and important steps regarding our future interventions on Stortorget. IMMEDIATE AND EPHEMERAL Dreamhamar process allowed manifold urban actions to invade Stortorget and experiment different strategies of colonization: - OPEN-INSTANT EVENTS (Creamhamar) to bring all visitors by providing a platform to enhance social inclusion. - PUBLIC ART INTERVENTIONS (Arthamar, Painthamar) to create a new dynamic, possibly interactive, and identity of the outdoor space, in order to attract the crowd. - LIGHT ACTIVITY INTERVENTIONS (Greenhamar, Playhamar) of exible use to develop a temporary identity through a new active and interactive program. An urban action is not an art installation, nor a commercial event, but a sort of temporary “instant improvement”. They bring an immediate transformation allowing an ongoing exibility of the square through a variety of programmes and interventions promoting a change in the perception of the space. In Creamhamar the challenge was how to get people to meet outdoors when they usually meet indoors. How to bring people to Stortorget, a square where usually nobody would stay longer than ve minutes. Using light and movable furniture like chairs and tables, and local products from surrounding farms made the event possible very fast. These actions could be repeated easily coorganized by the community or by the council. During the lunch one Hamar politician and local citizen said “this is something the Municipality could organize 4

times a year, to celebrate each season!”. An urban action is an ephemeral intervention to change people’s perception of a space, and build a collective memory. They aim to arouse peoples’ curiosity and interest, and cause different reactions, which we observed and considered in order to understand the local and collective identity of different individuals. This was particularly relevant in the case of Hamar, where diverse activities were required to attract a diverse, multi-aged crowd, in order to consider a hollistic approach. In Creamhamar, this point emerged as equally important: creating a collective memory around new experiences. In order to collect memories from the past and wishes for the future, the students from Bergen came up with the idea to bring a cow to the square, offer free local food and sell local products, knowing that Hedmark was an important agricultural site. The interesting thing is that Storyhamar later revealed how important agriculture and rural life were in the collective conscience of Hamarsiens - it was constantly repeated during the workshop, and considered as a potential occupation of the square. Whereas in conventional architectural projects, the design process only concerns the architects, consultants and the clients, and often generates isolated solutions from the community’s needs and site’s identity, the experimental and exible nature of the urban actions allowed us architects to react to real time issues of Hamar, by actively and instantly achieving temporal solutions.

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THANK YOU!
Noa Bonin Peer / @dolceoblio / noapeer.com March 2012 / thinkcommons.org

COMMUNITIES CREATING SPACES

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