Wasteland Twinning research method – Semi-structured interviews with ‘professionals’.
• Identify individuals from the following professions: police, architect, spiritual leader, economist, student, homeless person, publican, politician, funeral director, doctor, geographer, artist.
• Invite them (on their own) to your wasteland site and once there, ask them the following questions (*see below) as a starting point for potential dialogue.
• Record these conversations.
What do you call this place?
What do you think has happened here?
What do you think happens here now?
What do you think of this place?
What do you think should happen to this place?
Would you like to contribute to that vision and if so, what skills could you offer?
These same questions could be asked by people passing the site during a given period