Saturday, September 20, 2014
20.00: Presentation by Scapeous.
22.00: Presentation by Nightwalkers, followed by a night walk.
Scapeous (SE) is an architectural bureau focusing on planned and unplanned space in urban and rural contexts. The work in the studio is based on its current contributors, which vary from time to time. During the last three or four decades, cities all over the world have experienced a huge hype. The increasing popularity of life in the city never seems to end. One of the reasons for this world wide phenomenon is the concentration of important stuff in the city; apartments, schools, food supplies, air, water, WI-FI, parks, art galleries, rhythms, hospitals, pubs, humans, trams, animals, workers, bikes, cuisines, weather, friends, families – all more or less organized in a network of spaces. Similar to curry, it’s all about the mix.
NIGHTWALKERS (NL) is a series of voluntary collective night strolls in the city followed by discussions about the subconscious relations between the participants and the land they walked on. It was formed to investigate the potentiality of an area’s creative forces by initially raising awareness of the given social context and subsequently collectively suggesting various formulations of agency and bottom-up response. It is a platform of knowledge exchange, a place of coming together and a mode of reading, and “confronting with”, the area’s built environment. NIGHTWALKERS attempts to abolish entrenched notions of authorship and suggests night walking as an open tool for anyone to adopt and enhance.