My first impression, the impression of a foreign person coming to Maurepas from far away, was about the organisation of public space. Everything here seems to be very well organised in functional and recurrent way: playgrounds, green areas, segregation of garbage, sidewalks. The space is cleaned very often and regular, each day we can see the people in flashy overalls, who are keeping the place in the same order, who are erasing all unexpected changes, who keep the space homogeneous. Here, the order of public space is something, which is provided – which is quite different than in my country – provided as a kind of obvious citizens right. At the same time the public space  seems to be organised mostly from above. This first impression lead me to think about the private venues and the borders between the private and the public, individual and common, inside and outside in Maurepas. It also made me looking for any kinds of individual traces and examples of bottom-up organisation. For me – since I was a foreigner, not knowing the language and knowing almost nothing about Maurepas – the public space was the only representation of social life, that is why I wanted to search not only the space but also individual traces in the community. I am looking for  creativity and disorder.

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