Our core areas of research have been established between project partners within Wasteland Twinning as open structures for comparison and discussion. These headings are seen as guides to be reworked by the groups and individuals negotiating Twinning Activities and Ceremonies as specific research questions take shape.
Research questions might also be framed within interviews of site users as a means to generate a better understanding of audiences.
Inhabitation – Usership, Determination and Agency, Commons, Ecology and Wildlife, Community, Systems of Value (social, economic), Utopia/Dystopia
States of Mind – Projection of Internal Spaces, Dream Zones, Individual and Collective Experience, Unconsciousness, Philosophy, Spiritual and Religious Knowledges/Understandings
Contextual Time Lines – Land Rights and Urban Politics, Industry and Commerce, Colonialism and Globalisation, Past and Future Construction Plans
Responsibilities – Working in the Public Realm, Exoticization and Disaster Tourism, Cultural Capital, Ownership and Intervention