I designed a mobile, expandable theatre construction that would occupy three empty urban plots in Copenhagen during one summer period. The purpose was to provoke and test each space’s potential, for programming or development.
The theatre would be owned by the city and rented out to small theatre groups who lacked a base of their own. It would be towed by regular flat-bed lorries, and erected on each site by the theatre group with no extra equipment required.
Part of the project was an investigation into deployable technologies. I decided to work with scissor structures for the potential to expand from a small to large volume, when the theatre is on the road and when it is on site. Specifically within this field I wanted to explore the potential to create a ‘family’ of structures that could be rearranged in simple ways to adapt to each site.

Arrival from Matthew Gilbert on Vimeo.