4th Gwangju Design Biennale, Republic of Korea
Directed by Ai Weiwei and Seung H. Sang
Homes tend to be thought of like places where conflict, diversity and collective are left behind to find familiarity and unpolitical calm. But a number of daily evidences could be seen as an opportunity to think domestic interiors as places where we get to meet social networks (both online and offline), to manage our associations and to take part in discussion arenas. Shared homes are parliaments in which we get to share our living, get connected and confront otherness. Homes are material and non-material conglomerates of problematic limits. Insides that get shaped as interscalar selectively connected multilocations.
SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME is the making of a politically activated home. It is a result of a long run research on domestic interiors as arenas run for 5 years now by the office Andrés Jaque Architects. A home in which domesticity is the living with the unfamiliar and daily life is made of activism, controversies and institutional discussion.
Urbanism has been formally practice in the hierarchy of scales. When there are opportunities to both describe and project it as foam of engaged domesticities in which the collective is selectively appointed.
Description from the architects