In "Value in the Virtual" Space Popular unfold an immersive installation exploring the role of architecture, and architects, in the design of virtual worlds.
Value in the Virtual presents a vision of the latent potential of spatial design in and for virtual environments. Shaped by the practice and conceptual lens of Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, creative directors of the London-based architecture studio Space Popular, this installation articulates a direction for architecture which interfaces with cognitive science, colour theory, and the spectacular possibilities laid before us at the dawn of an imminent, immersive virtual reality.
Taking the form of two simultaneously active environments, one physical and one virtual, you will experience full-scale fragments of Stockholm dissolve, mutate, distort and replicate and envision a constellation of possible futures in which material values are radically recast.
With Value in the Virtual, Boxen becomes a shared space and testing ground for discussion about the role of architecture, and of the architect, in the virtual sphere. During and beyond the exhibition a virtual layer of Boxen will be able to be visited in Sansar – a social virtual reality platform accessible by anyone, anywhere, anytime.