HOUSE OF MEMORY
A multidisciplinary team of more than 30 ELISAVA Degree in Design and Master’s Degree students and teachers of 7 different nationalities has dedicated more than 500 hours to develop a project starting from the “Memory” concept for being applied in the space, graphic and product design, lightning and communication areas.
This rewarding experience results in an installation with three main elements: ceiling, wall and floor.
• The ceiling is conceived as a memory centre, which incorporates canvas with printed photographies that evoke scenes of
Barcelona daily life.
• The walls represent fragments of “the House” and form its premises. On one of the walls there are ceramic tiles with relieves
that show the ground plan of different houses. The tiles, as well as the cubic models of houses of different ages, which are also
made of ceramic, are examples of domestic spaces in the area of Barcelona from the Prehistory to the Modern Era.
• The floor expresses the original topography of the territory and its evolution across time, as a certainty of the human values.
The “domestic” world contrasts with the public world within the city, so this “Casa de la Memoria” (Memory House) becomes a
meeting point for chatting… and invites us to remember.
During the development of this project, experts in different areas (photography, history, etc.) have participated and collaborated
with ELISAVA, as well as students and teachers of the University of Bolzano (Italy), which will take part in two activities that
will be carried out in this installation during the 3 months that it will be in the public space.
Yvonne Farrell | Shelley McNamara
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