Working group

Ideal Spaces is an art and research working group that focuses on the shaping of contemporary living spaces. Drawing from historical and technological research, the group, composed of cultural theorists, digital engineers and artists, develops interactive exhibitions and platforms of exchange. Such activities are aimed at proposing mechanisms to generate ideal spaces. As such, we are not only concerned with architecture, but also with processes of social imagination. We explore these ideas and exchanges through research projects, as well as practical events aimed at changing actual living conditions. Through this intersection of art, science, technology and vision, we seek to tackle one of the most important problems of the near future: ongoing urbanisation and the deterioration of natural and human conditions. 

Our work focuses on the relationship between spaces and communities. We maintain a humanist approach when exploring the relationship between community and place, and believe that without real places to live, there will be no human communities.
We champion ‘ideal’ spaces for communities, ideal in the sense of both imagination and creation. This includes their evolution as ‘utopian’ ideal spaces, as well as the basic human assumptions towards these spaces. We speak about a human condition, as ideal spaces for communities always involve thoughts and assumptions regarding a conditio humana.