the student hotel

Programme Partners

Installation

THE JEST ROOM

The Student Hotel

  • 25.9.–4.10.2020, 11am–8pm

The Student Hotel

2., Nordbahnstraße 47

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The Student Hotel is not a normal hotel: The Dutch chain, which has had a branch in Vienna since May 2020, believes in a closely-knit community, unique design and a hybrid hospitality model, which is tailored to meet the needs of all those with the soul of a student. In the context of a cooperation with the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the artist Theresa Hattinger has developed a place-specific installation for The Student Hotel: In a neuralgic point within the building she is creating a temporary, atmospheric space out of material and typography – the JEST ROOM, a room that knows that it isn’t a room at all, that invites guests to linger and wants to be contemplated, that cannot function without imagination. For the artist, the installation is a means of asking the perpetually topical question of how and for whom a place is usable – especially when it is in the immediate vicinity of commercially-used space.