This research investigates the creation of spaces of experience, action and practice. It focuses on the search of a village inside the urban environment. The main goal is to identify and activate the network of subjects in the area of Analipsi, Volos. The network is determined as all the residents, employees, passers-by, clients in the neighborhood. All the information that has been collected is part of our personal experience as residents and employees in the neighborhood. The collected material depicts the present situation of the studied space. The goal is to establish an active network that (re)acts in the public space, organizes discussions/ activities and potentially creates groups. Each and every phase of the study is linked to the previous one. The research consists of the neighborhood’s elements and the neighborhoods lives, without whose participation it would not have been successful.
Additionally, the research studies the concepts of surveillance, observation and gossip through the dipole of digital and analog reality. These two worlds coexist in the neighborhood. We perceive the digital surveillance as the security cameras and analog surveillance as the neighborhood bio-cameras/ humans. Furthermore, the digital profiles in comparison to analog profiles, and the distribution of information retrieved from them. Social media - as our digital footprint - is as powerful as our analogue profile. Moreover, we identify certain situations as non-normalities. These are elements that are "out of the ordinary" or events that define the neighborhood.
The final product is a manual of instructions for planning neighborhood meetings, connected with the experimental example of one in the neighborhood of Analipsi. The manual scatters across the city like a germ that invites the neighbor to act in public space.