Subversive but unifying, futuristic but nostalgic, Johannes Equizi's practice is a constellation of poetic architectures, intertwined narratives, fictional characters and collective gestures.
With an architectural background, he enjoys experimenting with what comes at hand and overlaps methodologies and mediums – from typewriting over welding to sewing and performing – to materialize his curiosity. Through interactive installations, spatial narratives, workshops and role-play games, Johannes Equizi engages with the public to foster mutual understanding, imagination and co-creation.
His research interests focus on the architecture of power relations lurking in the frameworks of social, natural and built environments. Critical to the dominant paradigms of spatial policies and social relations within western societies, he speculates on more careful and emancipative forms of co-existence. In this regard, how do we construct the limits to what is possible within personal and collective imagination? Such questions are guiding and shaping Johannes Equizi’s practice, on the threshold between tangible and speculative.