Domestic Essays

MOB Projects aims to establish interdisciplinary crossings around the collective, domestic and rational condition of a intrinsic practice of architects and artists, such as furniture design.
In an attempt to make architecture and art a shareable and comprehensible language, the scale of the furniture appears as a common ground of research, criticism and experimentation for new practices, which through a tactile and close scale, generate a series of questions around the interior space and the relation of the objects with the common world and the domestic user. Through rationality we can reach a contemporary interpretation of the world and build a theory of society, being this project a tool for reaching in a domestic way those objectives, exploring the closest scale between its creators and people.

Agenda
Participants
Bast (FR)
Bureau Architectures Sans Titre (BAST) was founded in Toulouse in 2013. Since then, an anonymous approach and a proactive research posture has been adopted to experiment with the diverse potentialities of each project. At each step of the design, solutions are found and contiguously questioned in an iterative way. Bast’ projects don't follow a formal method, but instead develop in an evolutionary process that defines the identity of the french office.
MAIO (ES)
An architectural office based in Barcelona and New York which has developed a wide range of projects, from housing blocks or urban planning to furniture or exhibition design. MAIO members have been in charge of the spanish magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme (2011-16), and currently teach at Columbia, the Architectural Association and the School of Architecture of Barcelona. From MOMA of New York to the Royal Academy of London and the Guggenheim Bilbao their projects have been exhibited in several museums. MAIO is runed by Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López and Anna Puigjaner, who recently has been awarded with the Wheelwright Prize, Harvard.
Fala Atelier (PT)
Fala consider themselves as a naïve architecture practice. Founded in 2013 and based in Porto, it is led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. They has taught and lectured at various universities and institutions throughout the world, and its work has been exhibited and published extensively. 
Fernanda Fragateiro (PT)
With a multifaceted work, Fernanda Fragateiro is a portuguese artist that explores space in its various meanings and phenomenological manifestations, whether they are architectural, sculptural, or private and public commissions. Her work varies in scale and supports used, through a minimalist aesthetics of form, color and texture.
Javier Toro Blum (CL)
His work explores the visual perception and phenomenology of space and its subsequent cultural and psychological implications. With a bachelor in Fine Arts from Pontificia of Chile and a master in sculpture in the Royal College of London, he has been awarded with the Land Securities Award for his thesis. Blum’s work is part of both public collection of the Royal College and the Chilean Government and private collections in Chile, Germany, United Kingdom and Peru.
Sami Arquiectos (PT)
Plan Común (CL/FR)
Boris Gusic + Lucio Crignola (CH)
Aprdelesp (MX) Benjamin Ossa (CL)
Martinez Barat Lafore (FR)
Alejandra Prieto (CL)
Ivan Navarro + Courtney Smith (US/CL)
Nicolás Aracena (CL)
Organization & Curators
Eduardo Corales (CL)
Architect since 2009, Corales works and lives in Lisbon since 2017, where he leads the project Powerpoint, a register and survey of portuguese large damns, alongside with EDP Foundation and Autónoma University. Besides his architecture practice and his focus  in the intersections between art, architecture and industry, he was a teacher at UNIACC Architecture School Studio.
Javier Toro Blum (CL)
His work explores the visual perception and phenomenology of space and its subsequent cultural and psychological implications. With a bachelor in Fine Arts from Pontificia of Chile and a master in sculpture in the Royal College of London, he has been awarded with the Land Securities Award for his thesis. Blum’s work is part of both public collection of the Royal College and the Chilean Government and private collections in Chile, Germany, United Kingdom and Peru.
Maria Piedad Aguilar (CL)
Piedad has worked the last eight years around fashion, ranging from fashion design to retail, research and textile developments. She studied Fine Arts in Pontificia of Chile and her master degree in fashion is from the Goldsmiths University of London. Since 2017, she’s focused in the areas of fashion research and thesis supervisor at Universidad Andres Bello, in Chile.
Co-Producer
MPG Mobiliário de escritório, MARMETAL S.A. Mármores
Support
Embassy of Chile in Portugal
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