In times of rising rents and real-estate prices, restaurants are also having to work with less and less space. In order to make the best possible use of what’s available for gastronomic experiences, vertical space is being considered. This also happened in the Festival Headquarters’ basement. “The classic table setting is disappearing and new hybrid forms are on the rise,” according to the program announcement for the mixed-media installation THE TABLE IS A SITE OF. Through a playful typology – from basketball court to food court, from table to territory, from fork to game – both the modular table and the étagère standing on it thematized innovations in table culture.