YEAR | 2022
LOCATION | Liechtenstein
CATEGORY | Public Intervention
The SLAVUTYCH table stands in various public places in Liechtenstein as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine and aspires to be a place of exchange and mutual support. Various people who are committed to humanitarian aid and an end to the war have spoken at this table about their commitment. Watch the interviews at table-talk.li
The political philosopher and Holocaust survivor Hannah Arendt described the public realm as a “table” which “relates and separates men at the same time (…), as the common world, gathers us together and yet prevents our falling over each other”. This realm vanished when Putin's army illegally entered Ukraine.
SLAVUTYCH Table is a collaboration between Atelier Gapont and carpenter Edgar Bargetze. Our friendship started on a road trip to the film and urbanism festival “x86” in Slavutych, near Chornobyl. Together, we altered one of our table designs and minimised the material costs using spruce wood. All labour going into assembly and painting, as well as the design, are the contributions of Atelier Gapont and Edgar Bargetze.