Mourning Small Spaces is a project that invites residents to document and share their thoughts on small spaces that are disappearing. In addition to asking for resident-led documentation, some construction sites are highlighted as a way to honor spaces that have recently disappeared and asks what this loss means to the people who live near them.
This project focuses on the southwestern portion of Capitol Hill where historical homes and apartment buildings are being demolished for micro-housing.
This project looks at the neighborhood of North Beacon Hill, where it is not uncommon to find several buildings on one block planned for demolition.
Mourning Small Spaces is a graduate thesis project for the Master of Design program at the University of Washington. It started out as a way to document disappearing spaces, but soon developed into an inquiry about the way residents mourn small spaces in their neighborhood and how this affects their view of urban design practices.
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