Last year, the Summer already burning over Madrid, a photographer went back to Ecopolis Plaza on an uncertain mission: to capture the life and spirit of the place, three years after the completion of the project.
The reason: the people from Urban Drift, working with the German publisher Jovis, had proposed us to include the project Ecopolis Plaza in their book “Make_Shift City – Renegotiating the Urban Commons” and asked us for some updated photos showing the life of the place. We realized we didn’t have nice, recent pictures of it, so we called our favourite photographer Emilio P. Doiztúa and invited him to go and register whatever was happening there.
So there went Emilio, armed with some photography gear, and this is what he brought back: the images of a grown and lively Ecopolis Plaza.
For more pictures of this and more projects, you can get the book “Make_Shift City” here.
Makeshift implies a temporary or expedient substitute for something else, something missing. Make-Shift City extends the term to embrace urban design strategies. “Make-Shift City” implies a condition of insecurity: the inconstant, the imperfect and the indeterminate. It also implies the designing act of shifting or reinterpretation as a form of urban détournement.
In case you happen to be in Berlin in March, you will have the chance to attend the official presentation:
Wednesday, 19 – March 2014 – 19.00
AEDES auf dem Pfefferberg
Christinenstraße 18, 10119 Berlin
Make_Shift City: Renegotiating the Urban Commons
More info on Ecopolis Plaza, including these and more photos