Friday, October 19, 2007

Let's get physical and (virtual)

The plan of attack: 1. Turn a destructive element, the dividing wall, into something constructive. A wall for posting, a place for transparency,anonymity, and connection. The mechanism= SOCIAL FIRM 2.Establish a connection between the physical and virtual world. Start to scar the city with points of urban acupuncture. Use the wall as building materials that diffuse and morph potentially to housing and unpredictable futures. 3. Use this connection as a port/hole for necessary communication. (Verbal is physical) 4. People start have oppertunity to own and control Social Firm with earned "peace points." 5. Branding and Selling of the wall. Wall gives forth to new economy and new connections throughout the city.

From here (NOW 2007), there are many possibilities for each reaction to the proposed stimuli. Let's say that it takes 10years or less for the city to engulf the stimulus with scar tissue, creating an instant organic memorial/landmark. The next stimulus spawns off of that, and the next off of that and so on. We are not proposing to have the answer of what these steps might be at this point. But we have sketched out a potential phasing plan:

Step 1

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Step 5

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