Spaces of Intimacy
Workshop, publication, encounters in public space at The Institute Effect, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013
Contributions by: Paulo Vinhas Baudouin, Rune Bosse, Catarina Castanheira, Marco Cataffo, Edith Cherloaba, Tomas Espinosa, João Fernandes, Sílvia Fernandes, João Gil, Jeremias Holliger, Norgard Kröger, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Yves Mettler, Francisca Ramalho, Rita Sabbo, Susana Sanches, Beatriz Severes, Weronika Siwak, Magdalena Tofil, Christina Werner
The space of intimacy takes time. Takes overlap. Takes place in places, with history, with people, between things. It is constructed in in-between spaces; it is a relationship built in closeness, in interaction, in contact. Intimacy requires a kind of touch, a process of touching; it is a space of knowing each other. In this knowing, learning and unlearning takes place. In intimate space a feeling potential builds, a magnetic field of feelings, that includes vulnerability, the possibility for affection or offense. It implies something is speaking to you and includes you; whether a place or a politics or a public, it means you can include it too.
Over the weekend of September 28-29, 2013, the Institut für Raumexperimente organizes a publishing experiment as part of the Institute Effect of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, to address and explore times and spaces of intimacy in the city. Urban space and publishing have been linked throughout history. Publishing being part of the institute’s research and production tools, visitors are invited to engage, bringing in their own experience of closeness, of shared public spheres, of making things public. Through a series of urban experiments, walks and discursive events, we discover together where the city might lead us.
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