• Avant-Urbanism

    • Chapitre Zero, an architectural firm, collects abandoned furniture at night and transforms it into public space interventions which the citizens of Paris can enjoy.

    A discarded furniture guerrilla is being fought in Parisian streets / 

    When they have a purpose, the messages of guerrilla art are particularly striking . Especially when the message asks for nothing in return except for a new sense of awareness and thus everything is possible; different to the official perspective. A great example of this is Etienne Lavie, who replaced some of the ads of the city with works of art, revealing new landscapes and ways of relating to advertisement on the street.

    Nowadays, artists who create these welcoming pranks and recover cities with subtle protests and works are followed closely by spectators. This is the case with this project, organized by Chapitre Zero, an architectural collective, which is undoubtedly as generous as it is creative, and perhaps (hopefully), it is setting the example for artists working in other cities. This is a new type of guerrilla warfare that collects materials and abandoned furniture left on the streets and transforms them into public space interventions.

    This idea was led by Duccio Maria Gambi and Mattia Paco Rizzi, furniture designers, who pick through old doors, windows, stages, chairs and tables found in the streets of Paris, and transform them into resting spots for pedestrians. Additionally, these corners end up giving life to alternative outlooks of the city, giving viewers the opportunity to enjoy its different flows. Both architects go out at night and, armed with their tools, begin to construct these structures so that the next morning, residents can be pleasantly surprised and use them to their advantage.  

    Tagged: París, urbanism, guerrilla