THE THEMATICS: HOUSING
To live somewhere you have to linger in a place, to stay, even if only for a short time. This is the experience that we want to give to visitors / participants of the Maison POC Housing, located in the Saint So Bazaar. Born from a collaboration between two architecture firms, BLAU and Studio Rijsel, Maison POC At Home aims to provide a comprehensive overview of projects in this area.
Some fifty POCs will be displayed to illustrate the diverse initiatives in this exhibition, which is more of a topographical collection than a sparse selection.
The visitors must make up their own minds about so many aspects of living at home – such as communal spaces, housing, construction, education, furniture, and design process. These experiences depend on the public.
We group this wide display under the term domesticity, building on Gaston Bachelard’s notion: “every truly inhabited space carries the essence of the notion of home.” Models, large photographs, and projections allow us to understand what values are universally shared and also what is deeply personal. Domestic space has become increasingly important in recent years and even more so in the period we’ve just lived through. Contributors from different fields: Hortense Soichet (photographer), Alain Berteau (designer) Sophie Delhay (architect) and Alice Cabaret (urban planner), share their visions of domesticity and how we live in our surroundings.