the demolition project 

participatory installation 

The Demolition Project (Alisa Oleva + Debbie Kent) 

London, Moscow, Manchester, Leicester, Leeds, Krasnodar

2014-present

It is a participatory installation that involves a giant map of the city and an invitation to the audience to demolish whatever they want – to cut out buildings, streets or entire areas. In return they must supply their reasons for the destruction, whether these are ideological, aesthetic or autobiographical. The result is a map full of holes and a word-map of memories, emotions and thoughts about the buildings that we live in and with.

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