The documents of a project before it is built seek to represent what we believe the place is going to be; they contain a mixture of reality and fiction, bringing together distant situations. The tables lead into cultivated fields, the greenhouses into streets full of markets… all describing the new community that will grow in this place where everything is possible. These documents contain dreams and desires, and like dreams they are fragmentary. As inspirational documents, they are linked to the sense of intuition and to the intrinsically unfinished action of moving forward. For this reason, they mix stories and personal experiences, allowing each one who looks at them to see different things, helping us to discuss and to exchange.
For the collective housing complex Building 111 on the edge of Barcelona, the challenge to create a community between people of very diverse backgrounds generates all kinds of speculations through drawings and models of what the place will be. These documents focus on the unifying strength of a central patio which invites the neighbours to get to know each other and converse.
In the case of Lund, the open, boundless condition of the place inspires documents that want to capture and assemble, to contain all the elements that will form part of this new community, the field and its crops, the flowers, the land, the dew, the tables and the children around them.
|Dates:||4th of November 2022 – 8th of January 2023|
|Location:||Library Hall, Round Tower (Rundetårn), Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Organizer:||The Royal Danish Academy|
|Program:||Contribution to the 3rd edition of the collective exhibition Works + Words 2022 Biennale in Artistic Research in Architecture at Round Tower, with a proposal called ‘Inspirational Documents’ that aims to display speculative documents on the social dimension of housing by comparing two projects on Building Communities: Building 111 collective housing in Barcelona and the new neighbourhood of Råängen in Lund|
|Works+Words 2022 Curators:||Peter Bertram, Christina Capetillo and Thomas Knud Gunnersen Harboe|
|Works+Words 2022 Participants:||Atelier Descombres & Rampini, Current Interests, MOS Architects, 51n4e, Tine Bernstorff Agaard, Ida Flarup, Camilla Hornemann, Mathilde Zeuthen Lesénécal, Maria Mengel, Anne Pind, Anne Romme, Anders Kruse Agaard, Niels Martin Larsen, Matthias Klith Hardarson, Jo Van Den Berghe, Firal Erdjm, Paula Matthusen, Olivia Valentine, Jonathan Foote, Robert Brandt Trempe Jr, Christoffer Harlang, Masashi Kajita, Nicolai De Gier, Emma-Kate Matthews, Sarosh Mulla, Aaron Paterson, Marian Macken, Thi Phuong-Trâm Nguyen, Asha Sumra, Arijit Chatterjee, Tom Silvans, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke, Kinan Sarkbi, Ariel Lim, Faysal Tabarrah, Kristine Annabell Torp, Guro Sollid|
|Design and Installation:||Flores & Prats / Eva Prats, Ricardo Flores, Guillem Bosch, Laia Montserrat|
|Collaborators:||Guillem Bosch, Arianna Piferrer, Pau Olmos, Florette Doisy, Meritxell Ferrando, Robyn Creagh, Jorge Casajús, Andrea Scheider, Arabella Masson, Horacio Arias, Ellen Barten, Michelle Lopez, Nadia Mustopo, Lars Bach|
|Photographs:||Eva Prats, Ricardo Flores, Judith Casas, Laia Montserrat|
|Additional support from:||Institut Ramon Llull|