Trouble Making
by Ganko Office for Architecture and NM3

At a time when the discipline of city planning is increasingly beleaguered, who are the players and what are the processes that really “make a city”?

This is the question that the curators, Pietro Bonomi and Nicolò Ornaghi (NM3), addressed to the authors of the six works that constitute the exhibition Trouble making. Who Is Making the City?

The answers articulate different interpretations elaborating on six themes involving the urban dimension. They examine the consequences and impact of the huge flows of capital, data, goods and tourists on the city and people’s lives.

Apparently independent phenomena that run parallel, such as home sharing, platform capitalism, mass tourism, the internet of things, advanced logistics and gig economy, seem to converge in a cohesive economic model which in turn shapes the urban and domestic spheres.

The conflict between flows and places, between virtual and real worlds, between planning and proliferation, is redefining the cities by changing environments, power balances and the way people interact within the city itself.

ganko was asked to provide the formal infrastructure to display and experience the contents of the exhibition.

The exhibition design relies on the careful placement of few simple elements.

Their interaction defines unexpected spatial tensions within the industrial hall of the exhibition space and frames specific conditions for each contributor.

Exhibition Design GANKO and NM3
Photo Louis De Belle, Delfino Sisto Legnani

The Ordnance Pavilion Green Gallery YAP MAXXI Courtyard Cinemapepe Belvedere Lesser Houses Out of Character I-CONO Pavilion

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