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Museum Without Buildings Workshop (2019)

Cneai = Paris + Center for Architecture, AIA New York

The workshop was based around the theories and manifestos of Yona Friedman. Participants assembled hula hoops and build an iconostasis, an open and mobile structure to display artworks.

Originally theorized in Friedman’s first manifesto, Mobile Architecture (L’Architecture Mobile), the concept of architecture without buildings has been a central element of his work since 1948.

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Initial phase of construction

Initial phase of construction

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Initial phase of construction

First assemblies taking place

The assembly expands and conforms the iconostasis

Users start to test the iconostasis

The open and mobile structure is ready to display artworks

Participants further testing the structure

The full iconostasis occupying the space

Artworks start to be placed on the iconostasis

Having fun in the iconostasis

The iconostasis is ready