Can a social housing program only provide a structural frame? Will inhabitants start to activate their own skills and financial means to fill this structure according to their needs and desires? And how could this look like? The experimental research project Simulating Incremental Housing is following these questions by implementing a proto-typology of such a structure in a developing settlement in the heart of Addis Ababa’s no-income zones. The simulation tool allows to speculate on different materials and construction methods how such a structure could be populated and used by its inhabitants.
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 9 October to Monday 8 December, 10:00 – 18:00
About the Exhibition
Although long under way, the hybridization of art and science presents itself as the most significant challenge for society today. The boundaries between the sciences are poorly delineated and those between art and science are as well. However, these poorly delineated boundaries form commonly shared areas where the stull unknown can be explored and where points of suture between disciplines can be made. It is here that artistic and scientific forms of knowledge begin to merge and are allowed to develop into hybrid formations which bear new knowledge and offer unique experience. And if hybridity is the landmark of artistic and scientific practice, the exhibition “Hybrid Highlights” is indicative of such hybridized territory that goes beyond art and science while exploring and expanding through the possibilities offered from the still “unknown” of the poorly delineated