Transforming Public Space in Mitino: The Finale

The final modular interventions to create a positive public space, responsive to people’s requests:

A book exchange

A mini house co-designed by a kid who added the light and curtains

Lots of nice seating area, things to read and plants to be around.

A games box: Tic-tac-toe and chess / checkers

And a bike rack.

We also installed a chalkboard, DIY map and notebooks for feedback and people to express themselves.

The best part was probably the return of several kids who ended the day making their own toys after codesigning some of the spaces.

All these pieces can be moved and rearranged by the community depending on what they want. Unfortunately, it seemed rather than wanting them to remain there, people either wanted to buy them, take them home, advertise on them or… destroy them. So for now, they are no where.

Photographs by Alex Melnikoff

Today! Saturday, August 4

Day 5: Construction with TYIN, kids and participation

Yesterday, everyone was in their groove, and we had a lot of people join our ‘building block’ party. Mostly children, who were super enthusiastic and unstoppable. Nikita was back and his father claimed he had not stopped talking about coming to help us the next day. Two other young boys wandering the area joined us. All the kids helped with painting sanding, sawing and picking up scraps of wood.


Day 4 with TYIN: On Site Construction in Mitino

We finally got ourselves (and all the materials) to the site in Mitino, where the team began ‘constructing with wood 101′ – sawing, drilling, and avoiding self mutilation.

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TYIN Mitino: Designing Social Dialogue

Today we can say with certainty that half of the workshop is now complete, and sum up the results.

First day was entirely devoted to analyzing the site. Divided into groups, we examined all aspects of terrain, such as distances between objects, human flow, insulation, and even an analysis of the sound context. After a few hours in the sun, tired and sunburned, we all dispersed to our homes to prepare for the morning meeting.

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TYIN в Митино: Дизайн для общественного диалога

Сегодня можно с уверенностью сказать, что ровно половина воркшопа позади, подводим итоги.

Первый день был полностью посвящен анализу площадки. Поделившись на группы,  мы исследовали все аспекты местности, начиная с таких характеристик, как расстояния между объектами, заканчивая подсчетом людских потоков, инсоляции, и даже анализом звукового контекста. После нескольких часов на солнцепеке, загоревшие, уставшие, но довольные, все разбрелись по домам готовиться к утренней встрече и демонстрации результатов.

На площадке. Обсуждение.

Второй день начался с презентаций от каждой группы, обмена информацией и бурных обсуждений результатов за ранним ланчем.

И вот пришло время переходить к проектированию. Проведя пару часов за просматриванием книг и спорами, весь оставшийся день мы посвятили эскизам.

Research Map / Карта исследований

Author: Make Make

View КООП. Co-operative Urbanism in a larger map.

All the workshop locations, people’s complains and suggestions will be marked on the map: favorite spots in each district are marked in turquoise blue, complaints in red and sites for intervention are marked in yellow.

На этой карте размещаются все места проведения исследований и воркшопов, а также пожелания и жалобы жителей: любимые места отмечены голубым, жалобы красным и места предполагаемых интервенций желтым.

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