JOURNAL Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou will be guest editors of the forthcoming TESTING-GROUND journal issue 02: Other Sides TESTING-GROUND: journal of landscapes, cities and territories, published at the University of Greenwich, is open for contributions for its second issue, Other Sides. ‘What resides on the other side can cause fear, concern, intrigue, delight and fascination. Neighbouring and
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PROJECT IN THE BOOKS “Thin places,” the Celts call this space, Both seen and unseen, Where the door between the world And the next is cracked open for a moment And the light is not all on the other side. God shaped space. Holy. 1 1 Sharlande Sledge, “Thin Places.” Nonpublished TEAM MEMBERS Alex Ioannou Jens
CONCEPTUAL PROJECT “Psychologists call ‘liminal space’, a place where boundaries dissolve and we stand there, on the threshold, getting ourselves ready to move across limits of what we were into what we are to be.” “This space is betwixt and between”
CONCEPTUAL PROJECT ‘NKL 524’ aspires to formulate an urban intervention that produces a new form of public space using the Ioannou landscape architectural model.
ESSAY The essay ‘Public Space as Capability’ argues that it is at the margins of the global city – in places like Deptford – where openings occur that allow for a new form of public space to be produced.
PHYSICAL PROJECT Opportunities are created for the people of Deptford to ‘step out’ and contemplate the ‘urban text’ in which they live; to become ‘voyeurs’. To have ‘Pauses’ where they can identify, observe and experience the trialecticts, the ‘Dirty Reality’, that exists around them. Where they can gain a greater sense of communion between person