The physical identity of our cities is composed of multiple dualities ranging from public to private, from transient to permanent or from planned to coincidental. It is a diverse and layered identity, constantly evolving, yet miraculously resilient.
The exhibition focuses on a particular, physical element that tacitly assigns identity to the public realm. An element which covers more civic space than any other: the pavement.
The pavement forms a space in a city that reflects ownership, a society’s financial wealth as well as it’s aesthetic sensibility. It must address functionality, maintenance issues and comply with health and safety. A pavement can adapt to the historical context and to the particularity of the building it lines. It can reveal a story of inclusiveness and our ability to reach consent between conflicting interests.
The installation offers a view on the mundane and trivial pavement, as a formative element adding to citizens’ collective identity.
The juxtaposition of distinct pavement materials from several cities around the world, including London, presents their differences and thereby crystallizes their unique characters. Life-size alternating floor projections are combined with anecdotal stories and material facts to create an immersive and informative visitor experience.
Exhibition concept conceived by:
Elena Boni, Urban Designer, formerly SOM
Pavandeep Panesar, Architect, formerly Adjaye Associates
Artison Wangpraseurt, Architect, founder of studioort, formerly Foster +Partners
27.06 Wed 18:00-21:00
28.06 Thu 09:00-18:00
29.06 Fri 09:00-18:00