Festival Architecture 2016
The Forum Romanum is the epitome of a place that has, due to centuries of densifying building activities, become an urban space of communication.
The superposition of building axes and of aesthetic and functional architectural systems has produced a high spatial density. This compactness corresponds, in raumlaborberlin's imagination, to the density of conversation of political, religious, cultural and economic nature which was once concentrated at this location. The Forum Romanum was the inspiration for the installation in the foyer of the House of the World Cultures for this year's transmediale.
The furniture of the house: chairs, tables, deck chairs, etc., everyday tools for the creation of situations of communication, was used as building material to construct small temples of conversation. By carefully layering and stacking the elements, raumlaborberlin set up a spatial composite of apparently functionless enclosed and interstice spaces that await their appropriation through the festival visitors. Space will be offered there to spontaneously continue discussions or let new conversations arise, aside from the planned formats.
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