Subspace

We define a subspace as a physical and/or digital model, 1:1 scale, which we use in order to contribute actively to the ongoing research on space spaces as social models, radical experiments, patient construction-demolition, constant motion, spaces-events, constructed situations, long-term discourse, public infrastructure1, offices, independent economic systems, viable, changing, ambiguous, lacking in hierarchies, free!–.

Notes:

  1. “Instead of trying to design institutions which, through supposedly impartial procedures, would reconcile all interests and values, the aim of all who are interested in defending and radicalizing democracy should be to contribute to the creation of vibrant, agonistic public spaces where different hegemonic political projects could be confronted.”
    Chantal Mouffe, “Agonistic Public Spaces, Democratic Politics, and the Dynamic of Passions,” in Thinking Worlds: The Moscow Conference on Philo­sophy, Poli­tics, and Art, edited by Joseph Backstein, Daniel Birnbaum, and Sven-Olov Wallenstein (Berlin and Moscow: Sternberg Press and Interros Publishing, 2008), 95–96.