Çagil is working with Luis Vásquez
Elorza on a transportable "shelter" for the homeless made of
She is also making a proposal for a new urban solution for Piazzo, the
old part of Biella. Generally the public spaces are points of communication.
However, that isn't the case for Piazza Cisterna. Çagil has tried
to design a space, a kind of street furniture that will allow people to
communicate accidentally and naturally. The idea for this furniture is
"no communication, no geography" and her concept is based on
the fact that language is the basic material for communication. Therefore
every seat will given a linguistic identity represented by a certain colour
and on the top there will be a world map showing the countries where this
language is spoken. She also wants to create a notice board which can
be used as a forum for people to discuss different topics, share ideas
and write notes in public. People will also be able to express their opinions
on the topics discussed on the notice board by using the seats. The seats
are linked together two and two and if one person moves, turns his seat
to indicate a certain attitude, also the person sitting on the other turns.
This simple, short movement can thus start long conversations, discussions
or arguments. These seats will, so to speak, become our tongues.