February 26 – June 02, 2018
March 20, 2018
in discussion with Christophe Catsaros, editor-in-chief of the journal Tracés
“Rêveries Urbaines” (Urban Daydreaming) is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities, a repertoire of new forms imaginable in very different urban situations. Much like a large, open sketchbook, the solutions are presented as a meander through models and films. The immersive staging of this exhibition aims to transport the visitor into different universes; each model is like a separate act of an urban play. A significant number of ideas were produced over the course of a year. From this intense research, proposals were selected and turned into detailed study models.
These spontaneously developed projects highlight the need to bring natural forms back into the city: plants, animals, water and fire. The scenarios take into consideration urban functions and suggest a new direction in the relationship between buildings, the quality of a pavement, the positioning of a fountain, the planting of a jungle: all these human considerations that would make the city a place of enchantment.
An international travelling exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Les Champs Libres de Rennes