PAVILLON NO.11 is a non-profit gallery and event studio that promotes young and unestablished artists. As a collaboration with Liva Wraae Roth, Studio Rebecca Norberg used the exhibition space for a month as a platform for working/experimenting on the theme of architectural phenomenology. The idea behind the collaboration was to study how the disciplines of print making, art, architecture and design all affect the way one identifies and how identity affects the way one deals with spaces and objects.
The name of the exhibition was 'Re:furnish' due to the theme and fact that everyone constantly rearranges or impacts the spaces they are in, mostly without being conscious of it. However, when one "refurnishes" it is a very focused and purposeful activity. We though it would be interesting to discuss what it would mean to become more aware of how we furnish spaces and what they would look like if we actively arranged them to fit our needs and desires.
The conclusion was basically that we would focus more on making spaces appropriate for certain interests or activities of ours, that we would like to enhance in our everyday life, and less on having standardised furniture or floor plans. An example of this would be to clear out a section of a room and utilise the floor over having a couch, coffee table and tv which would be the norm (in the West). Another example would be to put away books which are rarely used and bring out outdoor gear instead for convenience and accessibility. Although this was a smaller project, we intend to continue exploring the thoughts generated from it further.