Input through a variety of media causes pliable fortresses. The pysical appearance of fortification-wall do not only belong to small old city centres but they are visualized in their actual and daily urban conditions; in other words the fortification of today, the FORTRESSFEELING has a different appearance as the old physical fortresses.

By means of research/interviews/associative imagery, the local (Bossch) 'fortressfeeling' is revealed; results and experiences will be the ingredients of the development of:
interaction between architects, artists, designers, inhabitants (creators and users) causes urban space
In connection with a broadcast of SBS6 tv-channel on the format of 'city communities causing trouble in society'. 'A lot of fear and distrust is generated in society by this shortterm gaining of publicity and media, new fortifications exist'... (LH)
De influence of fear on the (development)
of the public domain (ANIMATION)
 >> public domain is closing <<
                   >> SECURITYFEELING = FORTRESSFEELING <<        
>> fear = industry <<      
                                                              >> ambivalent space <<
Fear is causing strongly defined environments
as if they were
Werkveld peiling
The search after the FortressFeeling - MiND(de)FeNCeS in town
By means of interviews in the first place actual material is collected this will be the content for further actions that are related to specific locations

KEY TO SYMBOLS  (= situation of 's-Hertogenbosch) 
Buitenrings Outerring = the fortress outside the physical wall of fortification.
Binnenrings Innerring = the fortress inside the physical wall of fortification.
7 x 2 Interviews/meetings prick in society to reveale the FortressFeeling
Difference - link - match = bridges between actual and traditional fortifications,
Results - groups ; resp. innerrings - outerrings

 Holy House = small chapel

 Holy House = established opinion

 an example of a TABOO visualised (metaphor)

Polish grafitti American grafitti French grafitti Swedish grafitti
 < TAG >  Bij means of grafitti the public space is 'tagged',
 a MiND(de)FeNCe exist, only recognizable by its PRODUCERS/USERS.
MiND(de)FeNCes appearances / examples : Suggestion for visualization
1. FEAR (phobia / allergies, stigma, media, press) FEAR is the guiding principle, visible and feelable.

2. De ambivalent space - grafitti (political slogans) Personal identity (inner imposure) <-> Group identity ( outer imposure).
3. The car (moving safely) Trafficrules define the public domain.
4. Securitycamera's (lights...) Actions of securitycameras- image, light on/off when the secured 'source' is approached...
5. Firewalls (in virtual networks) Schematic visualizations.
6. Taboo, holy houses (mosk, religion) Established opinions.
7. Identification ! IDENTIFY !
8. Recreation (safe holidayfeeling) Pre-factured ATMOSfears to garantee safety and the perfect holiday feeling.
AIM: researching, mirroring and scrutinizing the actual developments according to SAFETY.
De influence of fear on the (development)
of the public domain (ANIMATION)
ANGSTLOOP zoals deze op dit moment (in de openbare ruimte) heerst
Scheme of the LOOP of FEAR (in the public space) nowadays used and on which decisions are made concerning urban development (drawing N.Segers).
ANGSTLOOP zoals deze op dit moment (in de openbare ruimte) heerst
Fear is created; we create our own fear.
Impenetrable - Open ATMOSfearProtection - Open ATMOSfearSafety - Open ATMOSfear De ambivalente ruimte Angstindustrie; Lelystad, de veiligste stad van Nederland Firewall - protection in virtual space  
ANGST is een slechte raadgever
Policewall - Open ATMOSfearAutocastle - Open ATMOSfearInfluenceProtection - Open ATMOSfear
(drawing E.Smolders) Ambivalent space (specific territoria - dutch): the ones who have marked space are the ones who recognize the space (drawing S.Robben)      
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