Archive for: AUGUST 10, 2009

10.08.2009
22:35

Maki Suzuki and Kajsa Stahl of Abäke Studio - part of UK’s Timeless participation crew popped over to Lisbon recently. They scoured the city looking at maps, plants, Lisbons views, visiting markets,  the Architects Association, GEO (Gabinete de Estudos Olisiponenses, picture insert), the City Museum, Bairro Alto and Model makers (picture insert).

maki-and-model-man

Åbäke will create a graphic representation of the UK’s contribution to Timeless in the Museu do Oriente. The intention is to reveal and show the different processes through which each designer has developed contextual work in Lisbon. The installation is somewhere between a map, a time line and a notice board and will use locally sourced elements such as information, document, objects, material, working and thinking forces and resources. Whenever possible, the material will be borrowed and given back to the owner or other local institutions.
Some background info -
Åbäke is a collective of four graphic designers. Patrick Lacey is from the UK, Kajsa Stahl from Sweden, Benjamin Reichen and Maki Suzuki from France who have been working together since 2000.Their physical work includes posters, CD and record designs, furniture, and installations in art galleries and public spaces. Much of their work concentrates on the social aspect of design and the strength that collaboration can bring to a project. Events often involve (in no particular order) film, dancing, eating and cooking and teaching. They are also singers, painters, photographers, members of bands, furniture designers, curators, fashion designers, DJs and teachers.