Written by Campus Novel
Rezeptionsästhetik focuses on the area of Kypseli as a case study of the urban surplus.
Kypseli has been a principal core of the formerly successful financial model of reconstruction, introducing apartment buildings as one of the norms of modern living. The entrances to the apartment buildings are passages of temporary privacy, designed with the purpose of allowing the transition from the public space to the space of the residence. The working hypothesis of Rezeptionsästhetik draws on the entrances of Kypseli as the stock scenery for a performative locative archiving, activated by everyday practice.
The area of Kypseli was scanned with the intention of registering those entrances that showcase aesthetic or decorative features. The collected material was examined with respect to the style of ornamentation, the materials used, the design etc. and it was categorized according to a limited set of aesthetic typologies.
The project comprises a series of performative interventions as potential scenarios of connecting to the preexistent.