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Urban Reconnaissance

Exercises in Urban Reconnaissance is a methodology  developed during over twenty year of activity by the oginoknauss media collective and produced by Tesserae. It is a toolbox for  disentangling urban complexities. The online device takes the form of a collection of sixty-four different definitions of the word “city”, each based on a diverse aspect or disciplinary approach. The […]



Urban Memo is a methodology developed by Tesserae to facilitate participative processes. It is aimed at assessing urban territories, engaging local communites and scripting place narratives. The Memo lab is based on conceiving, designing and realising a variation of the popular Memory card game with images captured by the participants. The concentration game, popularised by the […]



How do we communicate place narratives in accessible formats and languages? How do we publish short impressions and local memories in accessible online archives? Urban Sketches is a digital storytelling format developed by Tesserae to create short place narratives able to capture impressions, anecdotes or emotions about a given local context. The methodology focuses on […]