“The Room” is a representation and a proposal for the life and work conditions of nomadic precarious workers today. This project brings up this issue of the uncertainty of their work/life because it goes frequently unnoticed, and is considered quite normal.
Today the nomadic knowledge workers and young practitioners experience blurring of borders between places where they live and work. The author here also being in this position himself, tackled the design questions of this situation by doing one-to-one scale experiments in order to present firsthand takes on the issue.
With this strategy, the project aimed to provoke radical thinking for affordable living/working spaces for young practitioners through inhabiting unused spaces of existing buildings.
Here is The Room in Kunstfabrik Am. Flutgraben building in Berlin, June 2017.
This building is a semi-public and atelier complex, in I domesticated the unused spaces of its back staircase in order to respond to living/working circumstances of the precarious worker.
The room on the top floor occupied the highest, widest and brightest part of the unused space of the staircase.
The room is a flat platform; the bed and the table are flexible and fit within the thickness of the platform where they can be stored.
Photo: Ishka Michocka.