Space of No-Time Living in Mindfulness
Name: Anastasia Milonas
Institution / Company: University of Nicosia
-HONOURABLE MENTION of FUTURE PUBLIC SPACE Competition
In the modern day society where most spaces in the city are exclusive, green is being eliminated and the system is constantly opposed to any citizen intervention, it is time to look into what’s connecting us and create community rather than remaining in separation into this social and environmental crisis.
In the place of “No-Time” citizens find relief and reconsider life values into a state of mindfulness, that’s so close physically but so far mentally from the stressful everyday life rhythm in the city, that’s entirely dominated by the clock into the present socio-economic systems.
The project proposes a series of activities in shared spaces that promote collaborative mode of urbanity and inclusion of various groups of people. The program includes activities like communal cooking&eating, meditation spaces, exchange skills workshops and collaborative cultivation, making the community self-sustainable in a constant state of solidarity rather than using pieces of paper(money).
The vertical gardens expand into a larger scale of a light structure, creating vibrant microclimates; Green that resists to the deterioration of the weather climates in the city, inviting more life of plants and animals, while social spaces are also forming in-between.
Opportunities of connection and synergy are constantly being sought through the in-between spaces and functions, while re-connection to nature, grounding and healing occurs, attaining social and environmental sustainability.
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