Urban daydreaming

Urban daydreaming


Organizer: Vitra Design Museum
Curators: Ronan i Erwan Bouroullec
When: 3-17.10.2017
Where: Art_Inkubator, Tymienieckiego Str. 3, B2 (second floor, room B)

Urban daydreaming (Rêveries Urbaines) is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities, a repertoire of new forms imaginable in very different urban situations. Much like a large, open sketchbook, the solutions are presented as a meander through models and films. The immersive staging of this exhibition aims to transport the visitor into different scenarios; each model is like a separate act of an urban play. A significant number of ideas were produced over the course of a year. From this intense research, fourteen proposals were selected and turned into detailed study models. These spontaneously developed projects highlight the need to bring natural forms back into the city: plants, animals, water and fire. The concept behind the majority of these ideas is rooted in the way nature interacts with the city. The scenarios take into consideration urban functions and suggest a new direction in the relationship between buildings, the quality of a pavement, the positioning of a fountain, the planting of a jungle: all these human considerations that would make the city a place of enchantment.

Urban daydreaming (Rêveries Urbaines) is an exhibition by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec created for and presented by Champs Libres, a cultural facility of the metropolis Rennes.