Yasser Elsheshtawy investigated the presence of interstitial sites, sometimes named terrain vague, that lie outside the gaze of planners and city officials, within Abu Dhabi’s Central Area. Using a unique methodology that combines photography, video and GIS based mapping, the inner life of this sector was mapped to identify nodes of intensified activity. Those were further explored to provide an in-depth depiction of behavioral patterns and the extent to which they relate to the built environment. The exploration showed the resilience of city dwellers in circumventing official space narratives and their ability to carve out a unique space, and thus lay claim to the city.
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