PAVILION AS TEMPORARY RESIDENCE: THE SEARCH OF A PUBLIC/DOMESTIC SPACE.
The participants to the seminar were invited to identify and analyze,
by means of subjective experience, different modes of assimilation
and re-definition of space through informal activities usually associated
to the idea of “house”,
such as the protection of privacy, hobbies, personal relations and so
Ten students were asked to collect documentary material about several
aspects of their daily life and bring them to Venezia. In most of the
cases participants have chosen to look at suburban places, minimally
marked by human activities. These samples were used to formulate topics
about the inhabited space during discussions and individual talks. The
need to reach a new level of comprehension was emphasized, not only of
the processes taking place in the city, but also of the evolution of
subjective practices, and the modes of interaction with the environment.
Following this conceptual and analitic work, a group of students presented
their analysis in the form of video works. A second group has designed
and built a revisited form of Yurta (the traditional tent of the nomadic
population of Siberia). It was made of plastic pipes structure and a
nylon envelope. The Yurta was conceived as an exhibition place for the
final results of the research, as a mode of spontaneous appropriation
of the Russian Pavilion’s space and a metaphor of the revolutionary
transformation, connected with exponential growth of mobility, of the
contemporary metropolitan lifestyle.