NICOLAS PONCE                                 The second place, 2021
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EN - People, they move, build, work, connect, bend, birth, wreck and sit. CCC took steps in eight of the most populated countries in the world in eight months in order to better understand the social and cultural differences analyzed through chairs. Matteo Guarnaccia, a Sicilian designer, went around the world to portray each local culture in one chair, collaborating with native design studios and their artisans.

           

Sitting is a common necessity, but do we approach it in the same way? Is the way of gathering changing according to a globalized attitude to consuming design? Can the act of sitting be transcendent, active and powerful? Or is the use of a chair a random, mundane behaviour? Is the chair a possible physical result of colonization? How do chairs impact humans on a global scale? Does asking these questions matter?

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FR - People, they move, build, work, connect, bend, birth, wreck and sit. CCC took steps in eight of the most populated countries in the world in eight months in order to better understand the social and cultural differences analyzed through chairs. Matteo Guarnaccia, a Sicilian designer, went around the world to portray each local culture in one chair, collaborating with native design studios and their artisans.

Sitting is a common necessity, but do we approach it in the same way? Is the way of gathering changing according to a globalized attitude to consuming design? Can the act of sitting be transcendent, active and powerful? Or is the use of a chair a random, mundane behaviour? Is the chair a possible physical result of colonization? How do chairs impact humans on a global scale? Does asking these questions matter?





Still: Morag Keil, Hogmany, 2021, Single-channel HD video
Courtesy of the artist