“Known by Sight” is a project that examines an increasingly frequent situation in the contemporary urban context: apartment building with opposite windows too close. Views that don’t show the city and the landscape, but someone else’s life nearby. Neighbors who don’t formally know each other but can make long descriptions about each other’s day-by-day habits.
This project was developed through the contact with dwellers from forty apartments, chosen by chance, in narrow streets from Porto Alegre – Brazil. The idea was to contrast the views and the point of views always visiting apartments on both sides. The dwellers testimonies were collected in informal chats and complement the images, showing these unique relationships established in the city.