workshop led by Philippe Rizzotti

Volunteers are invited to experiment with Yona Friedman's Space Chain concept, build up an improvised Space Chain and play quirky configurations. A Space Chain is a space-frame structure made with circles which is easy to build with as long as the material can be bend rather easily and is rigid enough to keep its shape.

Yona Friedman 'Space Chain' Summer House, Serpentine Galleries, London 2016

workshop led by studioBASAR

In an interview from 2011, Yona Friedman was referring to one of the difficulties of the architectural education that is "closing completely onto craftsmanship. That’s very important, but there are other things, the social side is very important."
This is a starting point for a workshop that will explore Yona Friedman’s realizable utopias, applying to the local context his visions from projects like Meuble Plus in a format of a live educational project. We will transform the galley into a working space for production, guided by his thoughts about that: "I am not interested in Utopias. I am interested in their capacity to be realized. I don’t think that wishful thinking it’s enough. This means that you have to know what are the trends coming up. You can not invent a Utopia and convince people, but people can have ideas in a certain line and you can act to crystallized it."
In that line of thought, the workshop will engage in the same time Bucharest’s contemporary condition, indentifying trends and crystallizing answers by producing local adapted tools that will support the city’s agents of change.

studioBASAR "Intermediary Spaces", Kassel, 2013

workshop led by Alexandra Pirici și Manuel Pelmuș

In the frame of the workshop lead by Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus, a performative approach to museum collections and knowledge production is offered. Participants are to explore the potentials in reconstructing museal and social narratives, to critically engage with the „protocols” along which values are established, and with the idea of temporality being part of architectural design.

Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmuş, Public Collection of Modern Art, 2016, Kunsthaus Glarus

workshop led by Anca Benera + Arnold Estefan

The workshop lead by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan is to explore the urban space as a temporary and continuously changing museum, setting this approach against the reality of the Romanian institutional context. tOrdinary objects, situations and gestures can all be considered constituents of its colletcion, the preservation and presentation of which is a challenge to work with.

image from a housing block in Bucharest, Alba Iulia area

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