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  1. Floor plans (and the drawings that go with them) contain specific structural instructions that govern movement and sequences of movements. They determine the life that unfolds within them and the concomitant relationships; they store memories and cultural norms.They affect individuals, communities and societies. 

    Hidden Lines of Space is interested in the historical development of the floor plan and the attendant implications for its various meanings, its transformation through history and its legibility, likewise its many effects and desired influences. For example, the understanding of the role of the female and considerations in support of women's emancipation at the start of the twentieth century via altered spatial structures and how this was later interpreted as a form of isolation. We are also interested in the representation of space in the floor plan which, on the one hand, is functional but which can also be understood as a free artistic idea and thus as a form of expression and a design for the future. Which principles and proportions do they represent? Which image of humankind do they project? However, our primary interest is in the various semantic uses and translations of floor plans in visual art. 

    Hidden Lines of Space articulates questions and research ideas in salons, exhibitions and publications in order to hone our perception of the relationship between people and space.