Commissioned for the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, 8-23-VI is a phased installation in the 8th district of Gldani microrayon, extending from entrance VI of block 23. 
8-23-VI establishes a dialogue between the semi-private circulation space of the housing block and the surrounding public exterior, by extending and activating the threshold between them. The installation sets the stage for a multiplicity of activities, from everyday encounters between neighbours to organised assemblies where shared concerns can be discussed and acted upon. 8-23-VI extends the shared circulation space of the block into the public realm, and in doing so questions norms of ownership and individuality by forming a space in which a micro civic common can be activated.
The first phase of the project creates a prototype of the project for the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, testing forms of inhabitation that the second phase aims to develop in collaboration with local residents and Biennial visitors.
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Phase Two
After the Biennial, 8-23-VI will transform into a permanent and sheltered pavilion for the inhabitants of entrance VI, with the addition of a continuous surface of rotating shutters that will allow the pavilion to transform between a more private interior - an extension of the apartment’s domestic territory - and a more open exterior space embedded in a wider public realm.
The pavilion’s shutters will mediate the relationship between these two realms, redefining it as ambiguous and ever-changing. By inviting transformation and interaction, the pavilion echoes the strategies of appropriation manifested in Gldani’s many garages and extensions, but redefines them as a collective practice.
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8-23-VI is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

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