BORDERS EXHIBITION & LECTURE SERIES
LOCATION BARCELONA (SPAIN) DEVELOPER CENTRE DE CULTURA CONTEMPORÀNIA DE BARCELONA (CCCB) – MUSÉE DES CONFLUENCES, LYON AREA 1.360 M2 BUDGET 115.000EUR YEARS 2007
The exhibition includes several approaches to the idea of boundary: from social and geographical knowledge and interpretation though photography and art. The material included is very diverse in nature: different formats try to explain a number of different areas of the world, from different points of view, explaining different conflicts occurring between various regions sharing borders.
Our design aims to emphasize the unity of the exhibition focusing on the main concept associated with ‘border’: that of ‘limit’. This is embodied as a wall that bends and folds to generate different exhibition areas, clashing violently with the existing building, just like borders often clash with geography. While the whole space around it, including the floor, is white, this wall is black, and supports the elements of the exhibition in three different positions: outside the limit, on the limit, and beyond the limit.
We take this occasion as an opportunity to further explore some mechanisms that are consubstantial to architecture, like dimension or scale. We confer each part of the exhibition with a special characteristic that relates space with the exhibited contents. For instance, the Palestinian Wall exhibit is a narrow and oppressive corridor, while Xxx Valley is deep and silent. This way, the physical experience of the viewer becomes a crucial element of the exhibition.
EMBA ENRIC MASSIP-BOSCH, PRINCIPAL; NATÀLIA VALLDEPERES (ARCHITECT), MEGAN CHARNLEY (STUDENT OF ARCHITECTURE) CONSULTANTS CIUDADCITY: ÁNGEL MORÚA, PILAR SARNAGO (ARCHITECTS); MM!: MÒNICA MESTANZA (GRAFIC DESIGN) RENDERS LEONARDO CORREA , DAVID HIDALGO