We are going around the exhibition together and diving into the fantastic architectural worlds of the
1960s, exploring bubbles, simulators or even ‘walking cities’.
The unbridled optimistic view of technology,
which was coupled with a fascination with media lacking in objectivity, meant that utopian approaches like
media helmets or mobile offices were genuinely conceivable to the protagonists of the time, although today (in an age of data-goggles, the internet,
mobile phones and laptops) they appear to have lost the element of imagination involved.
Inspired by projects like The Outcast City (Die verstoßene Stadt) by Missing Link or Haus-Rucker-Co’s
pneumatic dwellings, which can be hung out of the window anywhere, we are going to try and sketch our
own capsule accommodation.
In the practical exercise everyone builds their own cell and then links it up with the others’ to form a network, a plug-in city.
Saturday, July 03 2004, 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm