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Alkistis Thomidou & Gian Maria Socci

Forty-Five Degrees

http://www.forty-five-degrees.com

Leipziger Straße 63, Berlin, Germany
45°: a design practice dedicated to the critical making of collective space. 45°N: the watershed between the Mediterranean of our idealism and the North of our pragmatism, an imaginary border for thousands of migrants. 45°C: the highest temperature recorded in several European cities, a reminder that we can no longer postpone a societal shift towards degrowth. 45°: x=y, two terms of equal weight, the parity between chromosomal differences, the interchangeability of alternative identities.

Call for ideas 2020

35 Meridians of Radical Rituals


Along the 45° parallel from the Atlantic coast to the Black Sea, an itinerant survey on collective actions, heritage, and imaginaries that reinvent common space beyond identity and borders.

35 Meridians of Radical Rituals


Along the 45° parallel from the Atlantic coast to the Black Sea, an itinerant survey on collective actions, heritage, and imaginaries that reinvent common space beyond identity and borders.
Ongoing research on the inventiveness of everyday life, new hybrid vernaculars and communal space-making in Europe.
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Today, as “relationships have been converted to services and commons to commodities”, we are looking for urban rituals as critical alternatives to the commercialization of public space.
What collective actions nurture common space? How are technologies shaping new understandings of the commons? What pioneering spatial configurations are generated by cultural crossing and climate change?
This itinerant survey along 45ºN aspires to elevate an arbitrary line to a symbolic space. A path crossing climates, geographies and borders marked by socio-economic and geo-political struggles, where movements of people, knowledge and goods made the hybrid place we call Europe.
Through the speculative power of architecture and anthropology we will narrate alternatives and theories of hope for space-making. We will outline the future of a hybrid urban culture where new traditions, memories and technologies shape radical practices of commoning grounded on spatial justice and environmental awareness.


“Multiethnic market next to Gothic architecture in Bordeaux”. The proposed selected cities are a list in continuous evolution. The 45º parallel allows us to focus on an incredible variety of conditions with the goal of shifting notions of center and periphery.

“Refugees gather to charge their phones: Power Anxiety”. We will employ mappings, photos and video documentation, essays and interviews to explore existing and emerging phenomena.

“Courtyard dinner in Turin”. The survey will be conducted on the ground, meeting the actors leading wide spread as well as peripheral actions.

“Manifestation of the Mujeres Las Tesis”. The research will be presented for the first time in September at Port25 in Mannheim. It is intended to be an ever-evolving format open to experimentation and to the unpredictable findings of the itinerant survey.

35 Meridians of Radical Rituals


Along the 45° parallel from the Atlantic coast to the Black Sea, an itinerant survey on collective actions, heritage, and imaginaries that reinvent common space beyond identity and borders.

35 Meridians of Radical Rituals


Along the 45° parallel from the Atlantic coast to the Black Sea, an itinerant survey on collective actions, heritage, and imaginaries that reinvent common space beyond identity and borders.
Ongoing research on the inventiveness of everyday life, new hybrid vernaculars and communal space-making in Europe.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Today, as “relationships have been converted to services and commons to commodities”, we are looking for urban rituals as critical alternatives to the commercialization of public space.
What collective actions nurture common space? How are technologies shaping new understandings of the commons? What pioneering spatial configurations are generated by cultural crossing and climate change?
This itinerant survey along 45ºN aspires to elevate an arbitrary line to a symbolic space. A path crossing climates, geographies and borders marked by socio-economic and geo-political struggles, where movements of people, knowledge and goods made the hybrid place we call Europe.
Through the speculative power of architecture and anthropology we will narrate alternatives and theories of hope for space-making. We will outline the future of a hybrid urban culture where new traditions, memories and technologies shape radical practices of commoning grounded on spatial justice and environmental awareness.


“Multiethnic market next to Gothic architecture in Bordeaux”. The proposed selected cities are a list in continuous evolution. The 45º parallel allows us to focus on an incredible variety of conditions with the goal of shifting notions of center and periphery.

“Refugees gather to charge their phones: Power Anxiety”. We will employ mappings, photos and video documentation, essays and interviews to explore existing and emerging phenomena.

“Courtyard dinner in Turin”. The survey will be conducted on the ground, meeting the actors leading wide spread as well as peripheral actions.

“Manifestation of the Mujeres Las Tesis”. The research will be presented for the first time in September at Port25 in Mannheim. It is intended to be an ever-evolving format open to experimentation and to the unpredictable findings of the itinerant survey.


Idea by

Alkistis Thomidou & Gian Maria Socci
Forty-Five Degrees
Leipziger Straße 63
Berlin
Germany
45°: a design practice dedicated to the critical making of collective space. 45°N: the watershed between the Mediterranean of our idealism and the North of our pragmatism, an imaginary border for thousands of migrants. 45°C: the highest temperature recorded in several European cities, a reminder that we can no longer postpone a societal shift towards degrowth. 45°: x=y, two terms of equal weight, the parity between chromosomal differences, the interchangeability of alternative identities.