The entire process of designing, scouting, constructing and installing our work lasted three months. During June and July 2012 we scouted the city, knocking on doors, asking people to photograph their bedrooms. Our research territory was defined by the limits of the municipality of Athens (37.7 Km2) which is the epicenter of the current Greek financial crisis, characterised by increasing demographic shifts. The scouting team was comprised of Katerina Chrysanthopoulou (architect) and Sophia Chandaka (anthropologist). Yiannis Hadjiaslanis (photographer) accompanied them everywhere, carrying his camera equipment along their long walks through the city.
Each room was photographed by Yiannis, while Katerina surveyed them carefully, sketching everything that took up space within the rooms.
The exhibition boxes for the Greek pavilion were made out of MDF sheets which were carved carefully in order to host our models. A light fixture was placed underneath the floorplate of each bedroom, concealed in the boxes, so that it would light up the views in the windows.