Augmented spatiality is a public art project for the suburb of Hökarängen in Stockholm in which the artworks, performances and other comprised events are integrated into the social and spatial processes taking place in the public sphere.
In 1980, the geographer and urban planner Edward Soja coined the term Spatiality to refer to the quality of the space that is inherently social. Having other terms in language related to the spatial, Soja invented this one to denote the space that was produced as a result of the social life. He reflected that way on the production and organization of the social space following the previous work on the topic by Henri Lefebvre.
On this basis Augmented Spatiality is conceived as a public sound art project for the suburb of Hökarängen in Stockholm in which the artworks, performances and other comprised events are taking part of the social and spatial processes of this neighborhood. Addressing on the formation of social space in the city, the project aimed to reflect on the ways in which public art and sound creation operate in the networks of a specific place.
Augmented Spatiality has grown as a collaborative framework of artists, citizens, institutions and public structures in order that the project itself and its development might highlight the ongoing cultural, educational, economical and political events in this suburb of Stockholm. Different topics covering critical walks, gentrification processes, the idea of the local and variations in time of the soundscape and the landscape make the project a ground of experimentation whose results are experienced mainly through the listening sensitivity in Hökarängen, a suburb whose history and present time have additionally shaped the whole process.
More info at: augmented-spatiality.org