Evidence of the Absent

Evidence of the Absent

How much do we need to imagine something?

Architectural representations, simulations and projections influence our perception and idea of what is to come. How do promise, imagination and real materialisation merge or interact within the existing urban, public environment?

Through an interdisciplinary research in which physical experience, imagination and interpretation interacted, we searched for new ways of reading and understanding architecture in relation to its present and future context, by means of drawings, collages, models and 1:1 on-site explorations.

Evidence of the Absent has been developed, shared and presented in a one-year residency at Kulturfolger gallery Zürich, through a self-curated public program composed of eight public events with exhibitions, site-specific installations and round table sessions. We invited six guests from different disciplines and cities in Europe for a dialogue, to join us on-site to explore a specific part of the research and to participate in the public events and round tables. 

Evidence of the Absent is part of

Reflections & reactions on urban transformation

Self-initiated research on the suggestion of space, architectural representation on-site, the scale 1:1 and the role of physical experience and imagination in architecture.

One-year residency 


Eight public events (eight exhibitions and five round tables)

1/8 Materialisation of Intentions
2/8 Cut add play
3/8 Fragments
4/8 Marking Transformation
5/8 Continuum
6/8 Inside Outside
7/8 Replicas
8/8 Sound of Transformation

Dialogues – Invited Guests
Pavle Stamenovic (architect, RS), Emma Hoette (dancer, UK), Ravian van den Hil (performance curator, NL), Elettra Carnelli (architect, IT/CH), Ramon Landolt & David Meier (musicians, CH)

Imagine the Volume, presented at Volumes Zürich (2019)
Drawings on-site, presented at Volumes Zürich (2019) 
Space in-between (2020)

Kulturfolger Zürich (2019)
London Festival of Architecture (2020)
New Generations Festival 2020-(2023)

rotative studio
Lucía deMosteyrín