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Meeting Bowls x IKEA

MAY 21st - 30th 2021

What will the homes of tomorrow look like? Many thinkers and theorists are constantly debating the enigma of the future: how and where will we live? What will parks be like? How will we move around? What will we eat? Within the framework of the Urvanity art fair, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of IKEA in Spain by taking a hand in hand look at the future, with the people who will live in it as the protagonists: teenagers.


From May 21st to May 30th, together with the collective mmmm..., IKEA and Urvanity will bring to Madrid their iconic "Meeting Bowls", which after passing through Times Square in New York, the Design District of Miami, and the city of Arlington in Virginia, come to Madrid to be installed for 10 days in the esplanada del Rey in Madrid Rio.


And on this occasion, and for the first time, they will make these hemispherical capsules in their mini version, presenting a large Meeting Bowl and two small ones where children and teenagers will sit down to debate about the city of the future, creating an ideal space where their imagination will know no limits. Conceptualised as generators of dialogue and exchange of chimeras, they will serve to gather ideas that IKEA will later share with public administrations to bring them to life in the future. 



About mmmm… Collective

Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro Márquez and Eva Salmerón.

mmmm... is a Madrid-based group that has been creating public art projects, actions, reflexive objects, computer viruses and social models of exchange since 1998. Their production includes a life-size brick car that was placed on a parking space between two vehicles at the door of the Matadero. They have also scattered 100 couples kissing simultaneously among passers-by in the centre of Madrid. They have scattered an orchestra playing the same pieces of music synchronously in the streets of Washington. Or the design and installation of an obvious bus stop in Baltimore, composed by three big letters: BUS. In 2017 they carried out the action Human Rabbits, fifty people with large cardboard rabbit heads invaded the centre of Melbourne.


The projects of mmmm... have been carried out, among other places, at the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2003 and 2010-2011), Instituto Cervantes (Beijing, 2007), Guggenheim Lab (New York, 2013), National Library of Australia (Canberra, 2016) or the Miami Design District (Miami, 2017).



In collaboration with Madrid Capital de Moda.