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Common Places - A Presentation by Iris Lacoudre

On the 27th of October, Iris Lacoudre will present her research about Common places, in an exhibition in the common space of Institute for Provocation.

Iris Lacoudre is working within tangible elements of architecture, questioning the ways we inhabit a certain place, rather than imposing a singular vision. From children playgrounds to Hutong yards, Iris widely inquires the domestic gestures enabling a sense of place, a territorial intimacy within common places.

For the last three months, Iris has been investigating the immediate context, looking for the commons within architecture, for undefined space, for non-monuments within the city of Beijing. Through the lens of Common places, the research unfolds different scales of inhabitation. The exhibition itself inhabits the space of IFP, as a disruptive gesture, as a silent form. It relates an ever-changing reality, being in constant movement and mutation. The material of paper is being played with, while the exhibition distorts, adapts, questions on different surfaces. It draws fragments, existing corners, imaginary spaces, accidents within a structure, lines to be continued. An open playground, where the limit between inside and outside is blurred.

The common place, yet existing, becomes a fragment of a larger environment, a piece of an imaginary project, to which paper is the very first matter. Paper, a publication relating this investigation, will be released during the opening.

The visitor is invited to inhabit the space in the way he/she relates to it, and eventually play chess game.

Time and Location 2017.10.27 - 2017.10.30 Opening party: 27th October 5:00 PM Institute for Provocation @ IFP Studio Heizhima Hutong 13, Dongcheng District, Beijing

About the artist

Iris Lacoudre is an architect living and working between Paris and Stockholm.

She studied at the School of Architecture of Marne-La-Vallée, at the TU in Berlin and Konstfack in Stockholm. She has been working in different architecture practices, in Berlin (LIN), Tokyo (Atelier Bow Wow), Stockholm (Arrhov Frick), Paris (Bruther).

Working across fields, her practice is questioning how we live in a given environment, looking at domestic behaviors. As a nomadic practice, her work inhabits the place in which she works and lives, with which she starts a conversation.

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