On this phase, different actions and events will be explained, all of them with the same premise, taking the chair as identity icon of San Antón neighborhood and as a reclaim of public space. The final objective , then, would be the regeneration of the public spaces of the neighborhood.
The format to work on this phase is format B. This mean to transform us into “activists” and try to mobilize the neighborhood, wake their possibilities up and make an effort to transform them into reality with collaboration of all parts and agents involved.
Luther Gulick visioning process was a good example to anaylse in order to learn new ways to understand the process of designing urban spaces with a strong relationship between the neighbors and the designing team. They designed a toolkit to gather information from the neighbors and then introduce this terms into the project evaluation of needs, program, mechanisms, shapes, etc.
Granby park is an example of a Dublin’s derelict space transformation into a pop-up park, a place for the nature, the art and the culture, initially motivated by a Charity Campaing from “Better Together”, a non-profit organization wich aims to o make Ireland a better place by building support for charities, clubs and associations across the country.
The project was developed by Up-start Collaborative Ltd, a non-profit voluntary arts collective and was born as a reaction of the lack of public spaces and the amount of derelict places in the city since the construction boom started to fall down.
Finally, the project could be reality thanks to the initial prize from Better Together and the economical funding from a crowdfunding campaing, public and private investments, collaboration with private companies and the help of a lot of volunteers.
During a month, a empy plot was filled by activities, artistic interventions, gardening and summarizing, as a nexus for a lot of collectives, neighbors and associations.