Everything that is solid melts into Airbnb 

Swiss Institute, NYC
23 Septembre 2014 - 7pm

 
 
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Everything that is solid melts into Airbnb

If designers working in the 60s reduced furniture to just a mass of air and a thin layer of plastic, today Airbnb has transformed those pre-internet dreams of nomadism into accessible commodities. “Everything that is solid melts into airbnb” will explore the air in Airbnb. Taking inflatable furniture as a starting point, the discussion will address the evolution of mobility and domesticity from the nomadic utopias of the 60s to the transformations of the home enabled by internet and the sharing economy.

Please RSVP to rsvp@swissinstitute.net

Participants:
Andrea Branzi (Archizoom Associati)
Rachael Yu and Aaron Taylor Harvey (Environments Team, Airbnb)
Alessandro Bava (ÅYR)

Moderated by:
Sean Monahan (K-HOLE)

Hosted by: 
ÅYR (Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault)

 
 
 

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