Dido’s Blanket [Koc Dydony]
object (circular textile blanket) designed by CENTRALA, 2015–2016

execution (tailors): Mirek Brzózka, Anna Wiśniewska

developed in framework of Akademie Schloss Solitude residency, 2015–2016

 

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object (circular textile blanket) designed by CENTRALA, 2015–2016

execution (tailors): Mirek Brzózka, Anna Wiśniewska

developed in framework of Akademie Schloss Solitude residency, 2015–2016

Dido’s Blanket is a proposition of micro-architecture to stimulate a meeting—up to 14 people at a time.

Dido and her settlers escaped through Cyprus to North Africa, where she asked the Berber King if they could seek temporary refuge; Dido promised to occupy only as much land as would be covered by an oxhide. Amused by the proposition, they agreed. Dido cut the oxhide into fine strips, so that she had enough to encircle a nearby hill, which was afterwards named Carthage. CENTRALA wanted to create minimalistic architecture covering the common area to use for a meeting.

Dido’s Blanket appearances
10.07.2018, Amplifying Nature book lunch in front of Zachęta National Gallery of Art

25.05.2018, Amplifying Nature book lunch in front of the Polish Pavilion, 2018 Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy

26.08.2017, outdoor debate, Kharkiv School of Architecture, Kharkiv, Ukraine

29.07.2017, featured work within The Space Program at Stroboskop Art space

Summer 2016, The Making of a Collective Agency curatorial workshop part of the Re-Directing: East Curatorial Residency at A-I-R Laboratory, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.

18.07.2016 A workshop-performance led by Iza Szostak with the use of Dido’s Blanket.

Exhibitions
29.06–22.09.2019, City Squares. An Instruction Manual, ZODIAK Warsaw Pavilion of Architecture 

19.10.2017–28.01,2018, Gotong Royong. Things we do together, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw. Also as RDE 2016 Furoshiki, a publishing object by CENTRALA, Marianna Dobkowska, Anna Ptak together with Tainá Azeredo, Dorian Batycka, Mika Conradie, Renan Laru-an and Open Place collective

RDE 2016 Furoshiki. Photo Michał Matejko

MAKING OF

 

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