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A project based on the idea, that displacement reduces one’s capacity to act. With this project, realised in Delfshaven I proposed that by acquiring a set of prosthetic memories, a new resident, such as myself, could bond with the space in a spiritual sense. In that way, their feeling of belonging would be reinforced and it would be the first step towards (re)claiming agency in the new environment.
The process of collecting memories involved three parallel paths: a) research in archives and historical references, b) sensewalking in the area and finally c) oral histories interviews; the approach of long-term residents of the neighborhood, and the collection of some of their personal memories.