Columbus Circles

2017-Columbus, Indiana (USA)

Columbus, Indiana, USA

At the inaugural Exhibit Columbus in the small Midwestern town of Columbus, Indiana, PRODUCTORA was invited by the Brussel’s design gallery MANIERA to intervene the public space. A series of circular elements were inserted along Washington Street, the city’s ‘main street’. Each element interacts in a different way with the surrounding context, highlighting unique narratives of the social and spatial history of the streetscape. The cylinders are made out of concrete (terrazzo) and metal (polished brass or steel), and adapt their materiality to the surrounding environment. Each of these circles is also formally altered by the pre-existing context they interact with, becoming a sort of contextual imprint, an abstract registration of an urban history. This work fits into the larger themes that PRODUCTORA explores using specific architectural geometries to re-define, re-organize, and give new meaning to the surrounding context.

Architecture: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles)| Collaborators: Juan Benavides, Mariana Toro, Angie Cho | Type: Installation in Public Space | Fabrication: M Concrete Studios | Date: August, 2017 – November, 2017 | Photography: Hadley Fruits | Organization: Exhibit Columbus | Gallery: MANIERA (Brussels)