An active archive of contested Freespace at the Valletta City Gate.
The Freespace Diary evolved out of observations of the repeated use of barriers to control movement in and around these areas, as documented in the text ‘Drawing the line – a Pavlovian Experiment’. In recent times, more than ever, the barrier has become synonymous with the resistance of occupied space.
Architecture is not intrinsically democratic or fascist. The way it is used shapes its politics. The difference is clear: under the Parliament vs in front of Parliament.
Manifesto for Freespace: It is a verb, not a noun, a produced space, an architecture of the moment, one conceived by conflict with the status quo.
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