OASIS brings together different projects of designers/artists/architects and creative companies who have created contemporary micro-climates for survival in a hostile environment. The project presents nine case-studies of environments and situations that can be understood as ‘landscapes of care’, including projects by Office KGDVS, Elmgreen & Dragset and Irma Cohen. The authors invented and created specific tools and infrastructures, that are an answer to a specific surrounding context. They all investigate and research how we – humans and non-humans – interact and respond when confronted with conditions testing our limits.
The exhibition does not pretend to give an answer or to sell a big theory about a possible oasis prototype but invites people to participate in this modest interactive adventure. It is an invitation for an exploration to discover and discuss questions related with the theme, with the hope that it may be the inspiration for a new kind of innovative and creative oasis model for the immediate future.