Googling “Place and Memory,” we came across the site for a project called Memory and Place in the Twentieth-Century Italian City…
If it sounds a little academic, it is. But also very cool from what we can tell, and some of the language used really hits home. Here’s their working definition of “place”:
a space that may be occupied,
or imagined as occupied,
by human bodies and events
if an object or expression can bring about, within us,
a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing,
then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi.
Spending time around the building where the Rabbit Hutch used to be kinda felt like that.
Here’s a little more from the Memory and Place in the Twentieth-Century Italian City… site about their project.