Stories of Chairs

In cooperation with the Paredes City Hall.

The chair is a universal object, a universe of stories. It is also a big part of Northern Portugal’s furniture industry.

Stories of Chairs wants to help reinvent and promote narratives around the chair industry, help the sharing of life stories, and bring people together through their creativity.

Stories of Chairs is a project about participation.  It wants to be creative in its content, and contributive in its purpose. Simple in its premise, and diverse in its outcomes. Serious in its mission, and fun in its process.

Come join us in a creative melting pot:

  • DRAWING CHAIRS
  • TAKING PHOTOS WITH OR WITHOUT CHAIRS
  • PUTTING CHAIRS IN THERE
  • TELLING THE STORIES OF YOUR CHAIRS
  • TELLING A STORY ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S CHAIRS
  • ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAIRS
  • VOTING FOR CHAIRS
  • MAKING LOGOS FOR CHAIRS
  • BUYING AND SELLING CHAIRS
  • MAKING A SONG ABOUT A CHAIR
  • WRITING A POEM ABOUT A CHAIR

And in these ways build the foundation of this online archive of stories of chairs… together.

Content generated in this lab will be permanently exhibited in the Stories of Chairs project website, to be opened to the public at the futureplaces closing session, October 22.

Coordination

Jorge Pereira

Location Maus Habitos, Porto

One-day lab (two editions) + participatory website.