Habit Makes Us Go Blind by Espai MGR

Habit Makes Us Blind by Espai MGR

These conceptual images by Spanish studio Espai MGR show impossible Lego structures filling vacant neighbourhood plots in Valencia.

Habit Makes Us Go Blind by Espai MGR

The aim of the project, named Habit Makes Us Blind, is to draw attention to the problem of unused spaces in urban environments.

Habit Makes Us Go Blind by Espai MGR

The architects intend the project to promote the spaces for recreational use.

Habit Makes Us Go Blind by Espai MGR

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Habit make us blind

Day by day we pass by vacant lots downtown. Just like an invisible metastasis generated in the heart of the city and extending to all its arteries. Neighbourhoods that, although having a huge potential, have more and more unused spaces, a fact that does not at all promote a correct sustainable development. Years have made us immune to this problem. It’s a landscape we already recognise as typical of the central neighbourhoods in Valencia.

Habit Makes Us Go Blind by Espai MGR

Sometimes, the tourists are the ones who open our eyes by mentioning or questioning whether this situation is normal. On other occasions, we pay attention to it for a moment only because the secondary problems that those spaces imply affect us directly. But in most of the cases, they are only a part of our way. Like a gruyere cheese where the rats block any possibilities of reconstruction, while staring at us, far away from its holes.

Habit Makes Us Go Blind by Espai MGR

This photographic work aims at calling people’s attention, just like painting those isolated walls yellow would. It demands the recreational use of those vacant lots through the eyes of a child, by filling them with impossible constructions, surrealistic installations in line with the problem. A children’s game as a neighbour’s shout, demanding the right to take part in their city.

Habit Makes Us Go Blind by Espai MGR