Taburete Tower

Jakub Szczęsny

Olga Bogdał

Javier Peña

Irene F. Garijo

March 2019

Peninsula, Josema Cutillas

Some could Say it’s a representation of how badly we redistribute the goods in our societies. Others would interpret it as architect’s childish yet unfulfilled dream of building a skyscrapper or see in it a reference to Luis Barragan’s towers from Ciudad Satelite. None of the above. It’s just a stack of fancily shaped plywood stools that for the period of Concentrico festival took a form of something recalling towers / skyscrappers or a termitiere.

This vertical accent was placed in the courtyard of Casa Farias belonging to Caritas charity organisation. It faced the end of narrow Juan Lobo street in medieval Old City in Logroño where surprisingly many narrow streets end up with imposing sculptures or campaniles. It was than dismantled into a number of heavy duty stools that people who cued on the morning of finissage could receive and bring home.

This way all the effort that was put in designing, fabricating and assembling the installation will hopefully not be lost: people will remember the festival, the installation and the very author by using the stools in their everyday surrounding.