The Face of the Collective

architects Mansilla + Tuñón arquitectos
project MUSAC, Art centre, León, Spain
written by Mansilla + Tuñón arquitectos


An experiment is a text that narrates a non-textual situation, a text that others will later supervise in order to decide whether it’s a simple text or not. If the final test meets with success, then it isn’t a mere text, there’s a real situation behind it, in fact.
Bruno Latour


MUSAC, understood not so much as architecture but as action, is an experiment which attempts to construct a circulatory system of the collective, a new space of links and nodes for interaction, the latter understood as that which renders visible – or rather possible – the links between humans and nature, machines, artefacts, the facts, real or imagined, or on the point of happening, the virtual.