HOT_CAMP_A Trans Urban Block
A Hothouse is a techno-natural apparatus providing a controlled, warm environment for cultivating plants. From the other side, a Concentration Camp is a gated settlement for people excepted from law protection, usually under the condition of obligatory labour. Connecting the two terms and programs in the hybrid term Hot_Camp we introduce an apparatus for collective living and working in the margins or in-between cities. It intends to provide a spatial and performative condition under which metropolitan life melts into rural life and vice versa. Life for moving people in a state of emergency is challenged to form an open community. The assemblage of people with controversial identities reflects in an architectural assemblage of various living spaces, objects and organic apparatuses. All this shape an alternative urban block, generic, awaiting to be grounded anywhere, as a colony between the city and the land. This trans-urban block refers to the precarious conditions of tomorrows’ life, in relevance to the South, under the Mediterranean climatic, anthropological and political horizon.


Urban Fictions for Possible Futures
17 MAY – 16 JUL 2017 12:00-21:00
Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)Artists, architects and designers tell stories about the cities of tomorrow. The exhibition presents utopian and dystopian scenarios, where the future becomes a tool of understanding present itself.
Free admission

collaborator:Efthymia Dimitrakopoulou