Shanghai. World Expo 2010. Sascha Glasl intend to ask visitors to influence the expo with their memories of the countryâ€™s past. He will collect personal souvenirs comprising single German memories. Together they will form a huge pile. As such, the souvenir functions as a way of communicating German memories.
In order to obtain the souvenirs he started a donation appeal in Germany. Germans have been asked to send a personal memento â€“ an object, which fitted in a post package (size â€˜Sâ€™) plus a description of the memento. These items of everyday life are conserved in transparent luggage bags.
The souvenirs and the concomitant pile will be assembled during the next 3 years until the Expo opens. During the Expo the mountain will decrease, as each visitor takes away a luggage-bag as a â€™giftâ€™. In this way, new memories show up every day. At the end of the Expo the German pavilion will consist only of a green park. This donation of souvenirs enables Germans to deal with their history and to give their nation a true and complex identity.
| sascha glasl’s blog cluster of works |
| german pavillion – world expo shanghai 2010 |
| EAP | the project was nominated for the euregional architecture price 2007