Traditional form of museums do not represent citizens, they represent capital, most of them either work as part of tourism's profit making strategies, or  conserve a "colonial" statues quo logic of power imposition. "No sir or madam museum" tries to disrupt that problematic notion of corrupted museums' ideology. As a method of doing that is inspired by one of the most fresh and interesting moments of post-world war England, back in the mid-70's, when a small but quite dynamic group of people reestablished the role of music by introducing provocation, irony and anger through a straight forward mainly political oriented lyrics..Punk.. 

The form creation techniques used for the project were inspired by butchery meat carving and last but not least by the close study of Francis Bacon's techniques dealing with the notions of "athletic" flesh, imposition of fields, rhythm-spasm, mutation and animal "spirit".  

The role of the museum is to provide a didactic space where people will be able to really engage with their higher inner self through meditation and disconnect from the highly materialist and  anopheles reality. But since wisdom and knowledge require effort the museum is not aiming towards an "easy" engagement with the user. In order to enter the visitor has to ascend the artificial jungle-like back part. 

Since the Victorian style of spaces arrangement does not fit in the  "No sir or madam museum" circulation and ideology, the proposed spaces arrangement is the following:The top floors of the museum are functioning as Library and Lecture theater.The In between floors are exhibition spaces where a collection of nonconformist artifacts from local artists such as Banksy (graffity artist) and street artists are concentrated..The basement is the living space where kitchen and living "capsules" are located.

 

 

No Sir or Madame Museum

 

 

SCI-Arc | instructors: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Ivan Bernal

 

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