In attempting to capture the divide between people and places, the coffee house became a metaphor of the ambivalent relationship between the neighbourhood and the terrace, the institution and its audience, and the islander and the metropolis.

In the complex relationship between art, space and people, the terrace is a contested space, one with gates, walls and boundaries, creating a separation between culture and people.

(Dislocation) people are not any longer in communion with the environment. The link between people and location must be (re)imagined.


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