“Mi casa, your casa” and the timeless essence of connection by Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena

Public space installation “Mi casa, your casa” continues creating community and now reactivates public spaces while keeping social distancing.

As we are slowly going back to the streets, we have the need to create and discover better ways of reintegration into our social life, reignite meaningful connections, enjoy family and friends and share new ideas.

Mi casa your casa - interaction with installation
Photography by Esrawe + Cadena

Mi Casa, Your Casa has proved the timeless essence of connection, since its beginning, it was set to activate a new relationship between the High Museum of Atlanta and its neighborhood, not only transforming the public space but building a bond between the community surrounding it. After being in Atlanta, the installation became itinerary and was placed in several museums, streets, and public parks in different cities and countries. At a certain moment, it also worked as a relief becoming a temporary refuge for some families that lost their homes during the earthquake of 2017 in Mexico.

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Mi casa your casa - overview
Photography by Esrawe + Cadena

This installation activates public spaces through emotional and playful design, it shows the value of human interaction, the tendency to socialize is behind, and at the core of the project.

Shaping integrated communities is a major task that needs to be tackled with imagination, an open mind, and most importantly, a co-creative and playful spirit.

The designers chose the most basic shape or pictogram recognizable by all audiences, one that will relate to the idea of warmth, comfort, safety & welcoming. Because of its shape, the installation has the possibility to be reconfigured in multiple scenarios and be able to host multiple activities but considering the recommended distance.

Mi casa your casa - installation on the park
Photography by Sergio Bejarano

For the essential principle of activation of this installation, the designers created that which enables us to inhabit, to play, to make music together, to observe ourselves and each other, to learn, to celebrate; to live and experience the world in unique, whole, and valuable new ways.

Designing the future means bringing ideas into action.

Mi Casa Your Casa is a strong and subtle symbol in a geometric shape that will allow us to build a unique iconic piece, one that creates a continuous dialogue with audiences and capable of continuous changes and mutations

Mi casa your casa - social distancing
Photography by Esrawe + Cadena

The installation is a living canvas. It was conceived as a space to be inhabited, a stage to be observed, and an interaction piece to which the visitor becomes a part of it. The main purpose of this installation is to showcase how to activate the future through emotional and playful design.

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Mi casa your casa - in use closeup
Photography by Esrawe + Cadena
Mi casa your casa - installation overview
Photography by Esrawe + Cadena
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