Museographies for Art Archives

Museographies for Art Archives

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Loitering Performative Museography

Loitering Performative Museography

Mobile devices to active phenomena

Furniture: Mobile, movable, traveling, moving. Contrary to a property or real state, a building is immovable, it does not move – it is a property. The city is built of real buildings but also of tables, chairs, bookcases, movable flower pots, which furnish the interiors of houses and buildings, as well as the exteriors of streets, squares and sidewalks of our Latin American cities, turning the streets into temporary kitchens, shops, dance halls or open-air markets. They micro-construct the city every day in the morning and de-construct it every night using elements that can move, furniture.

Artisanal Museography

Artisanal Museography

Common trades and anthropology of knowledge

Topographic Museographies

Topographic Museographies

They are museographies outside the wall that take place on tables and islands as habitable platforms and information topographies.

Museographies as habitable architectural furniture

Museographies as habitable architectural furniture

Museographies, as habitable architectural furnishings, serve as architectural exhibition platforms that, in the form of islands, occupy the center of the room. They feature the construction of a central museographic entity that can have its own dynamics and engage in various ways with the surrounding walls of the space, also helping us to break free from our dependence on the walls. This allows for the creation of a central imagery without relying on the walls.

Modular assembly museographies

Modular assembly museographies

Museographies to reuse or just use and throw away?

Museografies in Collective and Pedagagical processes

Museografies in Collective and Pedagagical processes

Museographies in collective and pedagogical processes

Museography for Contemporary Art

Museography for Contemporary Art

Museographies to exhibit Design

Museographies to exhibit Design

Museographies in Natural Environments

Museographies in Natural Environments

Museography which is the content and the work exhibit

Museography which is the content and the work exhibit

Museographies for Art Archives

Museographies for Art Archives

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From Museography to Museology

From Museography to Museology

From making an exhibition to making a Museum, from temporary exhibitions to permantent exhibitions,.

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Model for a Factory / Museum

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Museography which is the content and the work exhibit /

Museo Numismatico Nacional - Casa de Moneda

Esta nueva maqueta para la Sala de Orientación del Museo Numismático Nacional se realizo para poder explicar sus más de 350 años de arquitectura industrial y sus diferentes tipologías constructivas. La maqueta esta disectada en 4 niveles donde se explica el proyecto del Museo Numismatico, presentar el inmueble como patrimonio de arquitectura industrial; presentar los acervos y maquinarias que contiene el museo contiene, y por ultimo mostrar la relacion del museo con los comunidades del barrio del Carmen.

Nivel 1- Los techos, arcos y bóvedas (Patrimonio de Arquitectura industrial)

Nivel 2- Las maquinas, rieles, chimeneas (Fabrica - Museo)

Nivel 3- Los muros del inmueble (La relacion del inmueble y el barrio)

Nivel 4: El centro historico trazado en el piso (identidad y vinculacion)

Para la construcción se utilizaron múltiples técnicas y modos de producción que hacen referencia a los procesos que utilizaba en la fabrica, por lo que por ejemplo todas las maquinarias fueron fundidas en metal (aluminio), el proceso fue, impresión en 3D, luego moldeadas en arena y finalmente fundidas en aluminio. El riel de color rojo del mismo segundo nivel es por donde se transportaba el material de un proceso a otro, por ejemplo de la sala de fundición se llevaban a la salas de amonedación para acuñar las monedas. Este riel nos sirve en la maqueta para que constructivamente podamos unir y a la vez dejar flotando en el aire todas las maquinarias de ese nivel. El riel rojo hace parecer ese nivel al trazo de un circuito eléctrico o un micro chip, ese parecido se da dado que riel funcionaba de la misma manera, era el que generaba el circuito por donde circulaba todo el material.

Los techos, arcos, y bóvedas que flotan el primer nivel superior esta compuesto por aproximadamente 10 diferentes estructuras arquitectónicas de tipologías constructivas diferentes y que reflejan la arquitectura de momento histórico en el que fueron hechas a lo largo de los aproximadamente 350 años del inmueble.

Los muros del edificio que se ocupan el tercer nivel abajo se cortaron y tallaron con CNC digital y se utilizo de material PVC en versión espuma, para reducir el peso de esa sección.

Germen Estudio is an architecture and design office specialized in creating museographic experiences for a wide variety of exhibitions, ranging from modern and contemporary art exhibitions to displays of anthropology, material culture, archival documents, as well as exhibitions that explore economics processes and community narratives. Our design philosophy is based on the conception of active and versatile museographies that allow adaptation, reuse, transformation and change. Overcoming the limits of the traditional “white cube” by eliminating the bureaucracy in the use of drywall and advocating for a museography that explores other materials, constructions and exhibition systems that provide visitors with a comprehensive experience in which the exhibited work converges, the presence of the viewer, the museographic furniture and the architecture of the museum. Our goal with exhibition design is to transform the museum visit into a dynamic and memorable experience that transcends traditional conventions.

Giacomo Castagnola received his Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology (SMACT) from the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013, and holds a degree in architecture and urbanism from Ricardo Palma University (URP) in Lima Peru. Originally from Lima, Peru, for seven years (2003-2010) he lived and worked in the Tijuana / San Diego border region where he established Germen, an architectural and design studio, to investigate the self-organized "informal" city that composes up to 40% of the urban and growing infrastructure of many Latin American cities. Currently, Castagnola works in Mexico City in architecture for exhibitions and museographies that explore new ways of displaying archives of art and material culture.

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Founder

Giacomo Castagnola

Arquitectos

Erik López
Cristóbal García

Past Collaborators

Fernando J Limón — San Diego, CA
Fernando Becerra — San Diego, CA
Carlos A. Augusto Paz — Tijuana, MX