Archive of Temporaries

The continuously evolving archive stores various materials on castors: models, books, films without strict categorization and order. It is “a horizontal space for visitors to attend to and discuss things, books, talks, and workshops. This archive includes research on material forms, devices, and media that were actually created to document

Temporary Forms of a City

Image: Worm view of the exhibition architecture, the succession of cabins Set up to explore temporary forms of the city, the exhibition is conceived as a comparative apparatus: it relates and confronts a refuge with a festival, a market with a military camp… it shows difficult/impossible neighborhoods in an architecture

Wiesn Hymns / Military Murmurs

Within a fundamentally visual exhibition of temporary cities, the sound installation brings together field recordings from ephemeral urban phenomena that take place remotely but simultaneously. Throughout one year, sounds from a festival in Germany (Oktoberfest) and a celebration in India (Kumbh Mela) overlap with noise from a railway market in

Everyone’s Monuments are Everyone Else’s Documents

Asli Serbest and Mona Mahall in conversation about the architecture of the exhibition, the curatorial concept developed for the exhibition does permanence matter?, about neighborhoods, and pythagorean numerology. The text is published in the book accompanying the exhibition including contributions by Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Arjun Appadurai, DAAR, Manuel Herz,

Gates, Stairs, Signs

Put on castors, the elements in the exhibition on temporary cities address questions of territory and its determination. They aim at providing different perspectives and a context for conversations on disparate urban phenomena that happen all over the world simultaneously. A city gate, plinths, and stairs can be moved through