My friend Roberta is part of an amazing project, called [im]possible living. It aims to rethink abandoned buildings all around the world, in order to map them and give them a second life! It’s sounds like a great team to involve in my project.
Below you find what the team say on their website:
“Abandoned buildings are everywhere: in city centers, suburbs, countrysides, mountains, seasides, everywhere!
They are left there, day after day, night after night. They don’t scream, they don’t bleed, they just lose a little piece everyday, so you don’t really realize that a certain place is falling down, until one day it’s impossible to recover it and the only thing that is left to do is breaking it down!!
How is our society managing these buildings?
Most of the time just ignoring them, preferring to leave them behind and build new buildings instead! This approach it is cheaper in the short term, but definitely it is not in the long run.
There is an enormous power trapped in these ruins and [im]possible living is a project that aims to free this power up!! It won’t be easy, but we want to try to reverse this trend and give a new life to these places!!
The steps in front of us are very challenging, but we are very excited about them:
- build a worldwide database of abandoned buildings
- provide tools and knowledge to help our users start rescue projects
- connect professionals to help on the design process
- find money to make these projects become real.
[im]possible living wants to be an enabler, a catalyst of the energies available in every place in the world that are not able to get through and give birth to the abandonment market and, in general, to a new housing development model: it is a very ambitious goal, but we really believe in it and we are investing everything in this dream!!”
Follow them on twitter, facebook or flickr!