Salon Kato Six

Aug 25, 2014
Memhardstraße 8, Berlin, Germany

Salon Agenda:

From the margins of architecture and our daily environment, Kato Six researches objects and the place they have in our lives, for example, as personal belongings, souvenirs, or functional objects. Trivial objects were the starting point for this ABA salon. During the salon a tour took place, taking time to move along the most neglected objects and forms in the residency apartment.

In addition there was a screening of ‘L’objet’ a video by Jacques-Louis Nyst:
‘The discovery of a child’s toy: a small blue metallic coffee pot, presents a complete enigma to an archaeologist of the future. The scientist no longer has any information at his disposal on Twentieth Century civilization. Patiently he attempts to unveil the significance of the object. His imagination, which distances itself from historic truth, progressively enters into a dream state, in which tenderness and fragility are the only reality.’

Greg Nijs is a researcher at Koninklijke Universiteit Leuven department Architecture, research group Architecture and Design and Université Libre de Bruxelles faculty of sociology, research group METICES, and co-founder of c-o-m-p-o-s-i-t-e, a non profit art space in Brussels.