Gosia Olchowska and Bovenbouw Architectuur provide eight paper bas reliefs for the exhibition 'Our happy Life' in the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. The exhibition takes place from 8 May until 13 October 2019.
'Our Happy Life' is a three-act study on the new spatial models founded on the measurement of happiness; including a dissection of the political project behind methods of city data collection and application, an investigation of the emotional component of the real estate market, and a demystification of the idea of social space.
'Our Happy Life' is a narrative anti-manual which explores and interprets recent paradigms that are shaping our present perception of place, giving new identity to the materials of the private space of our homes, reconceiving our working environments, and transforming development itself through the planning of our cities.
The work of Bovenbouw Architectuur and Gosia Olchowska is currently on showcase at the Flanders Architecture Institute (deSingel, Antwerp). The exhibitions Bovenbouw Architectuur. The House of the Explorer and The Lost City run until 16 June 2019.