Yona Friedman. Mobile Architecture, People's Architecture

For the Maxxi, Friedman has created a Street Museum, with objects brought by citizens and collected through an open call. According to the architect, a modern museum should display what is really important to people, just as architecture should be modelled around its inhabitants, their needs and desires, and not impose itself on people. It is architecture made of simple materials that the residents themselves can create by constructing their own habitats alone, thanks to the tools and instructions supplied by the architect. For example, the flexible, mobile modular structures with which the architect designed the Summer House for the Architecture Programme 2016 at the Serpentine Gallery, London, or the Museum of Simple Technology (Madras, India, 1982). The exhibition contains a module of the museum created in the ‘80s by a group of Indian basket weavers, following instructions supplied by Friedman through the Communication Centre of Scientific Knowledge for Self-reliance.