The 2022 edition of Design Week surprisingly transformed Milan into a large and crowded stage that brought back to the forefront the desire to revive, to reconnect with the community and to expand the very spaces in which we live.
LDF Studio believes that this renaissance of public spaces plays a fundamental role in the social, cultural to artistic life of communities because these spaces represent a shared resource in which experiences, connections and values are created and because they continuously offer diverse benefits and opportunities for in-depth study and growth.
The complex and interdependent relationship between people and the space around them has been the central issue in an ongoing interdisciplinary discussion that also gave the inspiration for our recent Art on Path project. Indeed, our intent is to encourage interest in improving public space, stepping out of our own limitations and understanding what is really going on outside, expanding our perceptions and improving our vision.
Space is the foundation of the expression of our cultural values. Space is an instrument for collaboration and innovation in which we also generate support. Indeed, the placement of relationships in space is instrumental in formulating better patterns of connection and information sharing in organizations.
The creative and spatial dynamics of shared spaces offer us a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective to analyze how art itself has an active presence in public space characterized by dynamic becoming and continuous creative change.
After detailed research on the topic of public and urban spaces we find it interesting to propose in summary an overview of the concepts reported in Human Social Behaviour in Public Urban Spaces by Israa H Mahmoud, Alexandria University, Egypt. “The importance of public spaces has been widely recognized, especially from the point of view of improving the quality of life through a comfortable environment and abundant public life; improving urban image through urban vitality; and boosting economic development through investments that are attracted by a good image. Public spaces are important because they provide avenues of movement, a place for communication, and a common ground for enjoyment and relaxation. The ability of public spaces to educate and provide knowledge is also a significant aspect when those spaces play an important role in the history of the city and the social life of the people”.