Since 2013, antipodes café works on a homonym conglomerate of singular, temporary and site specific interventions, which attempt to unveil as public, specific moments of the encounter of the city and its construction sites.
Interventions can be differentiated into two main groups: “Venues” and “Situations”.
Venues and situations are independent one from another, but all of them explore in the redefinition of the café through its antipodes (ephemeral, errant, gratis, open, free, etc…)
Venues related to antipodes café Series, are usually built spaces that can be perceived as sculptural installations in themselves, camouflaged in a particular context with shapes such as construction site barracks, mobile huts, etc., but presenting subtle singularities which invites to intertwine with each intervention.
Opening hours, communication and their specific programme are defined by the characteristics of the surroundings.
Venues can go unseen and tend to last several weeks, months or even years on the same location. In addition, they can be moved from one area to another, even to another city.
On the contrary, Situationsrelated to antipodes café Series, are momentary ambiences of life; specific transient urban experiments organised with greater level of independence from the context and venues, lasting what a day—or few hours—as unprejudiced empirical comments to the city of the future.