THE NEAR SPACE
BY GIULIA FLAVIA BACZYNSKI
Giulia Flavia Baczynski was born in Verona (1982) and graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic in Milan. She works for several architects and cultural associations.
Space around us is a no neutral space, not unbiased: it is the space we create in our mind. This imagination allows us to produce a map of the word where every element is placed with the correct distance to us. “The near space” unveils monumental architecture taking its inspiration from the concept of personal distance investigated by Proxemics, the subject studying the way people occupy the space during a conversation. The ‘personal distance’ is that distance in which we can reach out our arm and grab it. It turns the architectural space we live in, we move in, careless. To grab does not mean to touch, to catch, rather to create a link to the object, to the place, to the space we are in. This is an attempt to understand our relationship and our position toward architecture.
The project has been commissioned by Polytechnic of Milan and took part in “Space_Photography_Architecture, Mantua School of Architecture”. Photographic section was curated by Marco Introini and Giulia Flavia Baczynski, Casa del Mantegna, 9-18 may 2014, Mantova.