Rikkert Paauw // NL
With local resources and materials that have lost their use (window frames, wood from the floors and walls etc) Rikkert Paauw, with assistants Emily Kanner and Ji Yun Lee, will compose a spatial intervention for the duration of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 to show what was already there.
Collecting waste material and old furniture could be considered a design’s equivalent to found footage. It shows the identity of a city, a group of people, a community. Nothing is lost, everything can be recycled. By patiently choosing scraps and refuse generously offered up to anyone who pays attention, he devises new combinations with endless possibilities. The environmentalist temptations of our era are adopted as a given; without any claims of excessive theorisations, he accepts without a pointing finger the squandered material wealth and reveals the little treasures that are the spice of life. By removing the economic and logistical constraints, he encourages autonomy and creativity in a vision of the world that is open source and in constant evolution. With these local resources Rikkert Paauw will compose a spatial intervention for the duration of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019 to show what was already there. He will concentrate on the area in and near Noblessner in the northern part of
The installation will be part of both, Tallinn Architecture Biennale and Tallinn Design Festival.
Sponsors: Creative Industries Fund, 1Partner and Noblessner