a table is a parliament
This project is an outdoor installation that invites people to take part to the public debates
You can sit down by the table at the lower level of the amphitheater like structure, share food with others and welcome visitors. the project fosters inclusivity, diversity and demonstrates the ritual of welcoming . Here everyone is welcome at the table and welcome to join in the debate.
The project aims to rethink the archetypal amphitheatre space. It becomes a tribune for exchange and expression in various media such as sound, music, dance and both the still and moving image. It is as much a place for entertainment as a political space. the structure suggest to the local community that the expression of oneself should be as natural as eating or drinking. Politics, democracy, entertainment and partying simultaneously shape the spaces of communal living.
A large part of the project has been focused into the building process, the design team aims to give to the community the tools to answer their spatial needs, from outdoor table and benches to a parliament. In order to do that, Marquet, Polaert and Nemec, designed a large parametric assembly production line. These workbenches can be adjusted and organised according to the various typologies that have been used to build « a table is parliament » installation. Thanks to those tools they succeed to build a very large highly complex structure with a large amount of variables in a really short time. Only 5 days were needed to assemble the project with basics tools (circular saw and power drill) and very simple raw materials (pine wood cleats and boards)
PROJECT DESIGN: Martial Marquet, Nicolas Polaert and Vojtech Nemec
PROJECT TEAM: Flóra Kiss, Aleksandra Milewska, Maddy Mathias, Jesús Sánchez, Khrystyna Kurovets, Ozan Sen, Zentai Kinga, Berivan Atik, Rebeka Horváth, Marianne Mokos
client : Hello Wood
Lieu/place : Csoromfolde, Hungary
Dimensions : 20x16x2.5 m
Matériaux/material : pine wood
Phase : built
Date : 2016
Photo credits : Tamás Bujnovszky, Gábor Somoskői, Balázs Glódi, Jesús Sánchez, Berivan Atik, Nicolas Polaert, Martial Marquet