RED TAPES is ”an idiom that refers to excessive regulations and to those formal rules that are considered redundant and bureaucratic and, since asking for a rigid conformity, they risk to hinder and prevent action and decision-making” (Wikipedia, 2018)
RED TAPES is also an installation that works as a media to visualize a research method. It asked the visitors to make a shift in the mindset to see things in scale 1:10.
RED TAPES is a synopsis of 11 shapes drawn on the ground floor that represent the different workspaces of the Danish architectural firms involved in the “Behind the scenes” interview series made throughout December 2017-March 2018 by the author. A table, stretched in its height, that represents the minimal workstation of an architect even when located in completely different settings. A book, that collects all the words exchanged in these interviews.
RED TAPES aims to discuss which are the contemporary boundaries and constraints in which the architects work or are (forced) to work, and how from them the architects break free deploying specific mechanisms.
A project by U67 (Fabio Gigone, Angela Gigliotti)
Collaborators: Andrea Bonatti, Matilde Parravicini, Giovanni Rossetti