All the material is given in its row form on the following directions:
days - http://irational.org/vahida/cairo_integration_diary/
image catalog - http://irational.org/vahida/cairo_integration_diary/images/catalog.html
This annotations in the beginning are based on very simple methodology in trying to give very resumed information about:
- details i am perceiving as a newcomer: people, things and events on the street
- basic daily activities
- image or drawing
- my expectations
- strongest impression of the day
In the course of time methodology in following the diary is slightly modifying as I am getting certain
routine and becoming familiar with people, places, etc. Also it shows how an interests for certain things appear.
Than I pick them up and follow, occasionally get some idea that could be developed into something more concrete
or is just left aside.
To illustrate this I give few examples:
|exploring relation to its own body in muslim community through dance- left aside|
|veiled cars / veiled women---> finished with small intervention|
|collecting wall writings ----->||calligraphy lessons ---->open||doing chalk drawings in the city ----->||mapping workshop with children --->open|
|common daily use objects ----->||plastic bag ---- >||certificate -->||economic daily balance --->||concreting plastic bag project|
|water bottle ---->||water distribution and envasement - old and new -------> open|
|wooden cages ------> left aside|
|extended bicycles ------- >||maximum use of a 2 wheel transportation ----> open|
Main intention put in this work is to explore how things function on relation between us and our surrounding,
how things attracts our attention, we pick them up, transform them and they end up transforming us.