Social Sculpture Series

Humanizing (art) world gatherings

Photo: East of Elsewhere

Human Hotel’s Social Sculpture Series is a traveling experiment in creating human connection and meaningfulness during short-term cultural visits and events.

The project challenges creative and visionary humans to co-live in private homes and explore real-life scenarios for our collective future.

We invite locals in Berlin, Copenhagen, Moscow, and Oslo to open their home to a curated guest during a prominent cultural event in their city. Each host will be paid for hosting and, together with their guest, asked to document in images how they co-live and relate to specific questions around the future of ‘sharing’.

The collected documentations and experiences will inform the ongoing development of a new Human Hotel matching engine – an algorithm that will challenge travelers and locals to co-create and share in new ways.

The Social Sculpture Series and its human matching algorithm is developed by Human Hotel in collaboration with Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow – and is generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

Selected human meetings and their resulting visual documentations will be exhibited at GARAGE from June to December 2019 in the exhibition “The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100”, as well as through various online and print channels. 

Human Hotel is an artist-run home-sharing community on a mission to maximize meaningful meetings and critical conversations during human gatherings.

 

How to participate
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  • Hosts will be paid for hosting a guest(s).
  • Any host with a living room, guest room, entire home or residency can participate.
  • Guests and hosts will be personally matched together by Human Hotel curators.
  • Guests and hosts will together be asked to document their meeting/conversation visually.
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    Events & Deadlines
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    Gallery Weekend Berlin—April 26-28

    Host registration deadline: April 8
    Guest registration deadline: April 19

    Katapult Future Fest Oslo—May 14-16

    Host registration deadline: April 12
    Guest registration deadline: April 24

    GARAGE Moscow—June 28-30

    Host registration deadline: June 1
    Guest registration deadline: June 20

    CHART Art Fair Copenhagen—Aug. 30-Sep. 1

    Host registration deadline: July 1
    Guest registration deadline: July 15


    Techfestival Copenhagen—Sep. 5-7

    Host registration deadline: Aug 23
    Guest registration deadline: Aug 30

    Participating
    —hosts

    Arela

    Arela

    Mixed Medium Visual Artist

    Antonio

    Antonio

    Artist

    Kate

    Kate

    Interdisciplinary Artist & Lecturer

    Maren

    Maren

    Translator & Art Historian