The title “The Infraordinary” pays reference to the art term introduced by Georges Perec, L’infra-ordinaire, which focuses on what is really happening, “the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary,” as opposed to the extraordinary. In the context of architecture, this term describes the programmatic endeavor of more closely investigating the non-extraordinary. Its spectrum ranges from everyday uses of extraordinary architecture, for instance a bank branch by Günther Domenig being transformed into a supermarket or an oriental restaurant, to everyday elements like a barrier-free threshold that reconfigures the relationship between inside and outside, to utterly banal architectures which, over the course of history, have undergone revaluation or upgrading.
Concept: Matthias Castorph and Julian Müller
Institute of Design in Existing Structures and Architectural Heritage Protection
GAL23 – The Infraordinary: Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, at 3pm
Halle, Kronesgasse 5/1.OG, 8010 Graz
and as Webex-Event: https://tinyurl.com/gal23-the infraordinary