A Project by Yasmin Schönmann

The Other Space

Video artist and dancer Yasmin Schönmann is a nominee in the category From Stories to Spaces, mentored by Tatiana Bilbao. Her proposal encompasses a community-run, mixed-use art space.

The pandemic kept most of us in one space where we live, work, and digitally connect to others. But most urban spaces weren’t designed for such multipurpose use. Schönmann’s project looks at alternative strands such as off-grid living, Tiny Houses, Minimalism, and Earthships to ask what would we design for ourselves, given the choice.

“My personal utopian vision includes living in harmony with nature among an inclusive community using sustainable building materials and possessing only what you really need.” But what would it take to turn this dream into reality?