Subject: Social networks

Italian clans

Birth

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In Italy pink rosettes are placed on the front door of a house to mark a birth. Similarly a black one is used to mark a death. People have always wanted to communicate news to other, in effect giving a ‘status update’. What other ways can we show our status to others in a physical manner?

Preparing dinner

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A woman prepares Gnocchi in her doorway in Bari. By preparing the food in this location she feels connected to the outside world. ‘Available’ to chat.