For this edition, we invite you to walk around BK City to discover our exhibition. Along your walk, you will encounter six installations, each dedicated to a unique sense. With these small interactive interventions, we hope to broaden your understanding of how space can be perceived.
The walk begins at the east entrance. At the Espressobar, you will find A whiff of… This installation by Tuyen Le reflects on the capability of scents to bring us back in time and back to certain places. A whiff of… brings the aromas of Central America to BK City. Which of your memories can be awakened through them? The exhibition continues at the Communication office with The bitter, the better by Zuza Sliwinska. It encourages us to take control of our health by understanding herbal teas’ basic health properties. Come by to collect an accessible ingredient list that you might find helpful in fighting common health problems and low energy levels. Making your way to the west entrance, Intersensitivity is installed. Saartje Nibbering has collaborated with START - the Syrian Turkish Architectural Recovery Team - to raise awareness of the events afflicting Turkey and Syria. Looking up, we have Feel what you see by Emilie Stecher; you will see a fabric piece in the staircase shaft. What happens if there is no sound or smell and you cannot touch it? We rely on our eyes to read clues about our surroundings, yet to understand and connect to the places we navigate; we collect the information using all the other senses too.
As you climb the stairs to the first floor and make your way to the library, you will findThe Perfect Fit by Sem Verwey. Unscrew the rods that keep the seating and the backrest in place, and adjust them according to your proprioceptive preference - your preferred body position. The chair may seem imperfect, but it may become a perfect fit. Now, you are close to Everyday, Listening, an installation that attempts to immerse you in the noise of BK City. With her structure, Maja Liro adheres to voice and words, sonic awareness, and the deliberate use of hearing to question what an acoustically healthy environment we can thrive in could be.