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Martina Freitagová & Lucie Kohoutová

Martina Freitagová & Lucie Kohoutová

https://www.brutbrut.net/

Prague, Czech Republic
Martina (*1990, MA) is an art historian and promoter of contemporary art and architecture. She publishes articles, translates catalogues, coordinates an architectural film festival and an art competition. Lucie (*1985, MSc) is a communication professional, natural wine expert and architectural promoter who publishes in life-style magazines and on her own website on the connection of food, wine and architecture. Both authors share love for architecture and its impact on the everyday life.

Fables and Constructions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Fables and Constructions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Mosaic of fictional reports covering experiences and stories by imaginary users of the selected architectural projects
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

How would the future life turn out, were the submitted projects made real? Inspired by the unconventional and personal approach of filmmakers Bêka & Lemoine, we’ll create a series of multi-perspective narratives; fictional reports forming a mosaic of stories by imaginary users of the specific architecture. We’ll capture the sense of space and experience of life that the architecture allows for. Various forms and genres will be used, both subjective and objective, human and other (in)animate objects: diary, interview, news report, play; whatever the nature of the project calls for. With the recent interest in social projects (e.g.: brutalist constructions) of the post-WWII Europe, we realise how transformative ideas can fall into public delusion or become a popular part of the urban landscape. For us, this past is a useful tool when constructing new futures and we want to consider this while imagining the everyday life of people who will actually live the materialised ideas.


1. Exploration and Engagement
As curious, active participants of the Future Architecture Creative Exchange, we will absorb the nature and intention of each of the selected projects and create a series of stories around them.

2. Imagination and Conception
Based on the gathered impressions and testimonies, we will create the narratives and reflections of fictional tenants, neighbours, local authorities, maintenance staff and various other users, be they humans, animals, plants and/or inanimate objects: elegy written by a plant, dialogue with an Uber driver, phone call to a friend, all having their say on the surrounding architectural space.
Photo courtesy barbican.org.uk

3. Construction and Publication
In the final phase of our project, we will build up the mosaic of different contributions and create a report on each of the projects. As for example with this secret library project we suggest to capture a Facebook chat with an architecture enthusiast looking for this cabin, monologue of a lost tourist, movements of the animals in the woods around the cabin.
Photo courtesy Jason Koxvold

Fables and Constructions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Fables and Constructions


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
Mosaic of fictional reports covering experiences and stories by imaginary users of the selected architectural projects
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

How would the future life turn out, were the submitted projects made real? Inspired by the unconventional and personal approach of filmmakers Bêka & Lemoine, we’ll create a series of multi-perspective narratives; fictional reports forming a mosaic of stories by imaginary users of the specific architecture. We’ll capture the sense of space and experience of life that the architecture allows for. Various forms and genres will be used, both subjective and objective, human and other (in)animate objects: diary, interview, news report, play; whatever the nature of the project calls for. With the recent interest in social projects (e.g.: brutalist constructions) of the post-WWII Europe, we realise how transformative ideas can fall into public delusion or become a popular part of the urban landscape. For us, this past is a useful tool when constructing new futures and we want to consider this while imagining the everyday life of people who will actually live the materialised ideas.


1. Exploration and Engagement
As curious, active participants of the Future Architecture Creative Exchange, we will absorb the nature and intention of each of the selected projects and create a series of stories around them.

2. Imagination and Conception
Based on the gathered impressions and testimonies, we will create the narratives and reflections of fictional tenants, neighbours, local authorities, maintenance staff and various other users, be they humans, animals, plants and/or inanimate objects: elegy written by a plant, dialogue with an Uber driver, phone call to a friend, all having their say on the surrounding architectural space.
Photo courtesy barbican.org.uk

3. Construction and Publication
In the final phase of our project, we will build up the mosaic of different contributions and create a report on each of the projects. As for example with this secret library project we suggest to capture a Facebook chat with an architecture enthusiast looking for this cabin, monologue of a lost tourist, movements of the animals in the woods around the cabin.
Photo courtesy Jason Koxvold


Idea by

Martina Freitagová & Lucie Kohoutová
Martina Freitagová & Lucie Kohoutová
Prague
Czech Republic
Martina (*1990, MA) is an art historian and promoter of contemporary art and architecture. She publishes articles, translates catalogues, coordinates an architectural film festival and an art competition. Lucie (*1985, MSc) is a communication professional, natural wine expert and architectural promoter who publishes in life-style magazines and on her own website on the connection of food, wine and architecture. Both authors share love for architecture and its impact on the everyday life.