Night and nighttime spaces have historically acted as environments of transgression, liberation and resistance, as havens from the outside world and the routine of everyday life. What allowed for emancipation within these spaces to occur was, to a great extent, their ability to perform as counter-environments to the norm of daily life.
The increased surveillance, control and monetization of those environments as well as the shift towards a 24-hour, liquid society have resulted in a normalized, conformist, less critical experience or alternative way of living that produces a numbing rather than emancipating effect.
Night Matters aims to update the transgressive environment of the nightclub to serve the current liquid state of our world. Reinvented as a transient structure, the design is able to ‘hack’ any interior and transform it into a space of social gathering, transcendence and pleasure.