Applications

Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

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Appropriating the Grid
by Irene Roca Moracia
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Title:
Appropriating the Grid

Author:
Irene Roca Moracia

Description:
This exercise is a critique of the way of producing and consuming architecture in European countries, from the point of view of sustainability and social inclusion. Contemporary Ruins are the visible part of the overproduction in the construction industries. The European economy, organized in the form of a chain market, overproduces at all stages. From the constant creation and discard of construction materials, caused by strict checking and over-regulated safety and quality. To the approaches to producing the spaces that surround us, delivered completely finished and pre-designed beforehand and therefore rarely according to the rapidly changing real needs of users. Over the past two years, I researched how this system works. Making use of legal grey zones to obtain materials in perfect condition, discarded by construction companies, underpinned the production of the collection. I propose a series of ‘recipes’ to create domestic solutions. I combined formal structure and informal adaptation through up-cycled construction materials. The collection offers an ensemble of 11 modular elements that combine to achieve any standard high or measure for our daily needs. It illustrates how sustainability is a matter of operations and behaviours not merely a matter of architectural design and technology.
Description:
This exercise is a critique of the way of producing and consuming architecture in European countries, from the point of view of sustainability and social inclusion. Contemporary Ruins are the visible part of the overproduction in the construction industries. The European economy, organized in the form of a chain market, overproduces at all stages. From the constant creation and discard of construction materials, caused by strict checking and over-regulated safety and quality. To the approaches to producing the spaces that surround us, delivered completely finished and pre-designed beforehand and therefore rarely according to the rapidly changing real needs of users. Over the past two years, I researched how this system works. Making use of legal grey zones to obtain materials in perfect condition, discarded by construction companies, underpinned the production of the collection. I propose a series of ‘recipes’ to create domestic solutions. I combined formal structure and informal adaptation through up-cycled construction materials. The collection offers an ensemble of 11 modular elements that combine to achieve any standard high or measure for our daily needs. It illustrates how sustainability is a matter of operations and behaviours not merely a matter of architectural design and technology.

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