nanar kradjian: union political table radio
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dec 10, 2010
nanar kradjian: union political table radio


six people can use the radio at once without interfering with the other frequencies
all images courtesy of nanar kradjian unless otherwise stated

 


‘union’ a political table radio by lebanese designer nanar kradjian was displayed as part of the
‘prediction’ exhibition at the saint-étienne biennale 2010.
the cube acts as a representation of the crisis
in lebanon, where there are multiple acting political parties, and integrates six radios for each of them.
each is given a color based on the party’s flag. the antennas are arranged on the top with the tuners, headphones,
volume control and outputs found on the sides of the cube.

 

 

up to six people can sit together at the same table and plug in to their favored political station
without interfering with the others. when the radios are used without headphones, a combination of all six frequencies
surface causing a disordered environment of intertwining arguments and discussions that are reminiscent
of the unresolved political conflicts that exist in the area. 

 

 


the color coding eliminates confusion for the six parties who share one radio
image © designboom 

 

 


volume controls
image © designboom

 



tuners allow each user to select their preferred station

 

 


3/4 view

 

 


one speaker outputs all six frequencies

 

 

 


this diagram illustrates the functions of the radio

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