Pretty Porous – Alles Porös
The science exhibition "Pretty Porous - Alles Porös" at the Planetarium Stuttgart provides insights into the world of porous media and shows how current research makes the invisible visible.
The exhibition is designed as a "shared space" in the foyer of the Stuttgart Planetarium and leads visitors through the mostly hidden everyday work of researchers. Desks, monitors, a printer - the everyday work infrastructure of the researchers become a special kind of exhibition display and serve to convey the content of the exhibition. Seven workstations allow different approaches to the topic of porous media: from a quick introduction to the topic, through short explanatory texts, videos and graphics on the screens, to the scientific texts and research results as originals. These everyday workplace situations are given an intimate and special lighting atmosphere with the help of desk lamps and the screens as luminous objects, within a darkened room. Suspended vertical louvers, as space-forming elements, frame the workstations and span different zones in the foyer of the planetarium. The slats rotate, open and close - this additional programming creates flexible and dynamic spaces. As visitors wander through the exhibition, new visual relationships, perspectives and permeabilities are constantly created. These support the atmospheric framework and accompany the visitors into a world of research on porous media, in order to make visible what surrounds us, but is nevertheless unseen.
The project was realized in cooperation between the SFB 1313 of the University of Stuttgart and the Reallabor Space Sharing of the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.
The exhibition took place at the Planetarium Stuttgart from June 18 to August 30, 2020.
Universität Stuttgart / SFB 1313
Reallabor Space Sharing
Sara Enab, Natascha Peinsipp / Felix Steinhoff