In our study of the Sud-Ouest around the Monk metro station we sought to gain an understanding of the places in the neighborhood where there was a strong sense of community interaction. In our mapping of privately posted sale and service advertisements and comparing it to the concentrations of commercial density and public transit stops, we gained an understanding of where people in the community thought their neighbors were most likely to be.
We see the places where these private communities intersect with the commercial and public transit locations as a community hotspots, the most concentrated of which will be the site of our intervention. In this place we anticipate a higher concentration of people that are likely to be willing to engage to varying degrees with their surroundings, whether that includes a private sign, a public store, a public service or our intervention.
(an interactive city study phase I: GIS mapping. instructed by Michael Jemtrud, Brian Brush, Ziad Ewais. collaborated with Alex Kobald, Justin Hung, Rubing Xu. 2014 fall)