Following the tradition of the Salon and its claim of reigniting a culture of stimulating debate and social encounter in an agreeable ambience, the manifold encounters between body and architecture are examined from different perspectives, concentrating on three topics. At the first Salon in September, the emphasis is on viewing built structures as animated independent organisms, the spatial gestures of which enter into a dialogue with the human being. The Salon in October focuses on how architecture creates standardised realities that define our co-existence. Within the third and last Salon in November, bodily alterations and optimisation measures like body hacking or anti-ageing procedures are assessed and adapted to architectural discourse. Consistent with its broad approach, Salon Suisse deals with a multitude of disciplines and themes, including psychoanalysis, medical anthropology, neurosciences, literature, interior design, transhumanism, fluid spaces, habitation and migration, borderscapes, mood-sensitive houses, and many more.
Salonnière: Evelyn Steiner; Salonnière’s
Salon Two: Thursday 21 October to Saturday 23 October 2021
Salon Three: Thursday 18 November to Saturday 20 November 2021