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Nora Jongen

http://www.norajongen.com

lambrecht van middelhovenweg, maastricht, Netherlands
I'm interested by the pace of life within different places, cultures, times and people. I research and practice a cyclical perception of time. Besides a researcher I'm a hands-on maker. I believe in a circular economy by re-using resources, material and practicing alternative ways of living. I use design as a method to translate a philosophical research, theoretical knowledge or individual insights into a collective experience, installation or tool.

Call for ideas 2020

Sand Walker


A manifest to practice inner time in public space.

Sand Walker


A manifest to practice inner time in public space.
A performance and a manifest to encourage practicing inner time in public space.
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Sand Walker gives a new purpose to the existing qualities of pavement patterns. Labyrinth walking is introduced and creates a place for mental rest in the public space. Walking is not seen as a functional necessity to arrive at a set destination, neither as a passive appreciation of the city. Walking becomes a practice of inner time to discover and use the city in a new way.

Our economically driven society has gotten further removed of the Classical Greek philosophy that rest and 'doing nothing' are the fundament of our civilization. In the commotion of this time cities are built more dense, while emptiness and rest are important for human well-being. Researchers discovered that the environment contributes to human well-being [1]. I believe that the future of architecture plays an important role in answering the growing need for contemplation.

[1] Center for Urban Design and Mental Health



Performance of 'Sand Walker' at Clausplein (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), prototype of sand disposer. Sand Walker creates temporary traces which transform the invisibility of passing time into visible lines of sand.

Written manifest to practice inner time in public space. Research to time, space and the ancient method of labyrinth walking.

Visualization of a research to the hidden qualities of pavement patterns on squares.

Map of potential squares in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) to walk labyrinths and practice inner time.

Sand Walker


A manifest to practice inner time in public space.

Sand Walker


A manifest to practice inner time in public space.
A performance and a manifest to encourage practicing inner time in public space.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Sand Walker gives a new purpose to the existing qualities of pavement patterns. Labyrinth walking is introduced and creates a place for mental rest in the public space. Walking is not seen as a functional necessity to arrive at a set destination, neither as a passive appreciation of the city. Walking becomes a practice of inner time to discover and use the city in a new way.

Our economically driven society has gotten further removed of the Classical Greek philosophy that rest and 'doing nothing' are the fundament of our civilization. In the commotion of this time cities are built more dense, while emptiness and rest are important for human well-being. Researchers discovered that the environment contributes to human well-being [1]. I believe that the future of architecture plays an important role in answering the growing need for contemplation.

[1] Center for Urban Design and Mental Health



Performance of 'Sand Walker' at Clausplein (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), prototype of sand disposer. Sand Walker creates temporary traces which transform the invisibility of passing time into visible lines of sand.

Written manifest to practice inner time in public space. Research to time, space and the ancient method of labyrinth walking.

Visualization of a research to the hidden qualities of pavement patterns on squares.

Map of potential squares in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) to walk labyrinths and practice inner time.


Idea by

Nora Jongen
lambrecht van middelhovenweg
maastricht
Netherlands
I'm interested by the pace of life within different places, cultures, times and people. I research and practice a cyclical perception of time. Besides a researcher I'm a hands-on maker. I believe in a circular economy by re-using resources, material and practicing alternative ways of living. I use design as a method to translate a philosophical research, theoretical knowledge or individual insights into a collective experience, installation or tool.