PoroCity- Enabling Structures by Graber & Steiger Architects
8-29 May 2023
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kalakendra, 9/4, Block-D, Lalmatia, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh
‘PoroCity’ is a site-specific spatial intervention by the Swiss architecture studio Graber & Steiger.
The installation at the premises of Kalakendra and the adjacent urban space explores the notion of Enabling Structures on different architectural and urban scales. Thoughtfully conceived structures may be the actual base of welcoming places and are able to unfold a porous setting for vivid social interaction and future-oriented transformations.
Due to their balanced nature, Enabling Structures can contribute to resource-optimized, sustainable habitats. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the architects' work which is characterized by permeable spatial structures that invite free appropriation by the users. By showing buildings and projects far away from their context of origin, a dialogue about local but also universal aspects of architectural structures shall be stimulated. The scenographic setting of the installation is embedded in a circular concept for the reuse of the modular exhibition structure in the everyday life of Dhaka's microurbanism. Besides the visitors to the exhibition, any city dweller is invited to participate in the project in the long term.