Architecture of Togetherness
A research project by Carolina Vasilikou and Laura Doehler
Architectures of Togetherness are processes of reflections and co-creation to envelope a shared knowledge that welcomes hybridity as well as dissonance. We establish what matters by hearing each individual voice and summon a wider research that considers all people and the way we experience places and time, aligning concepts that different cultures live. We share how our personal and collective somatic practices interlace to find inspiration that can shape a human and environmental connectivity. It is an ongoing project with various stage such as Radical Inclusion and Changing Climate at the Arts and Community space Ponderosa in Stolzenhagen, Germany, the Dinner of Doing Things by Exit Map Community and this fabulous zine Architectures of Togetherness produced by the Exit Map Community.
Image of dinner number two at C. Vasilikou's place
Our zine was created by12 people from our Exit Map community which are participants, students, friends, fellow artists, members and audiences.
We came together during three dinners in December 2022 to reflect on our dreams and practices of togetherness. With some time in between to digest, everyone came back with images and texts that captured their personal reflections and shared discussions.
Feedback and peer support helped refine it and thanks to Carolina Vasilikou's design, a zine emerged that offers many perspectives and expresses personal and collective needs and desires. It affirms that we have some way to go, together, to find a way to meet life where we feel more supported, less isolated, inspired and alive.
Julie Maria Dahl
Image of PAUSE, a 1:1 scale score of a forest bathing installation co-design by Z. Berman, H. Durham and C. Vasilikou