Thursday 25 April 2024 - 10:00 to Wednesday 01 May 2024 - 21:00

Discover Logroño like never before thanks to the 10th edition of Concéntrico, Logroño's International Festival of Architecture and Design. Since its conception in 2015, Concéntrico has brought together more than 100 urban interventions created by teams of national and international architects and designers that establish a dialogue between the city, heritage and contemporary architecture. From 25 April to 1 May, the festival will take over the city with a programme packed with installations, exhibitions, conferences and activities that will explore the future of cities and time as a factor of change in urban and social design

Thanks to the British Council's ADF Biennales and Festivals grants, one of the festival's participating studios will be Soft Baroque. Founded in 2013 by Saša Štucin and Nicholas Gardner in London, Soft Baroque work simultaneously in object design and art, focusing on creating work with conflicting functions and imagery, without abandoning beauty or consumer logic. On this occasion, they will present Dancing Bench, a piece that belongs to their dancing furniture series in which they animate ordinary objects using a mechanism of moving parallel planes. Once the spectator sits on these pieces, they are invited to move them manually, creating a surreal combination between an optical illusion and an unusual ergonomic sensation.

On Friday, 26 April at 11:00 am, visitors are invited to meet the designers behind Dancing Bench accross from the Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja (ESDIR).

The next day, the UK will also be present through a workshop dedicated to the transformation of local subproducts into installations and sculptures. Thanks to the collaboration between students from the London Royal College of Art and Iranian-German architect, designer and researcher based in London, Daryan Knoblauch, Logroño's Glorieta del Doctor Zubia (Doctor Zubio roundpoint) will become a sort of sculpture park, exhibiting the creative potential of waste materials.

Find out more about Dancing Bench here
Find out more about the RCA workshop here

For more information and a full activity schedule, please visit this link

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