A performance space for Plaza de las Tres Culturas.
The plaza traditionally functions as a monumental, singular space for expression via the 'Protest' and the 'Political Rally'. This however, is met with a singular opposition as well, in visible force, such as that exhibited and iconified in the massacre which took place in this plaza in 1968. The proposal seeks to re-interpret these notions and instead of creating a unified space, it creates a fragmented one, in which the public presence in the plaza is pluralized.
The project takes inspiration from Augusto Boal's 'Theater of the Opressed' in which the audience is as much a determining force in the play as the performers; blurring those boundaries. Thus, play and performance are the alternative means in which political exchange of ideas takes place inside the plaza.
In order to facilitate this, the different elements through-out the plaza are reconfigurable by the public and can be used to create seperation and different spatial conditions. In order to make the performaces - 'participative' , by interacting with the different kinetic structures, the audience is physically interacting with the performances and altering the flow of events.