This project located in Tbilisi, Georgia, introduces a new event part of political campaigns which gathers candidates to a democratic election and citizens around the current political concerns Georgia is facing, for a festive day of challenges, confrontations and education, with the aim of changing what can be thought and said about political representatives, matters and decisions.
This event takes place at the currently abandoned hippodrome of Tbilisi, it aims for the strengthening of a democratic community which becomes active through productive conflicts, creating more channels of communication between representatives, the represented and political matters.
Each fair addresses the particular concerns relevant to the election campaign it is inscribed in, therefore its design should allow for programmatic variation from one event to the next. The proposal is for a master planning strategy which defines the location and key parameters of all built elements of the fair and their relationship in order to allow for the emergence of active confrontations between audiences and individuals. The master plan is an overlapping of 12 urban layers defining movement through the site and host zones for objects according to varying political intensities. The role of these objects is to pause visitors moving through the site and gather groups around the performance of a candidate, the display of a political fact or the spontaneous speech of a citizen. The fair aims to be a place to learn and discuss political matters by allowing physical proximity between candidates, voters and concerns to trigger the desacralisation of the political.