Nadia Schrader

AIR, Modelle

E D G E S – On Meeting and Abutting
Or – where does the aside begin?

Edges are lines – lines in space. They circumscribe the external boundary of a surface. The edge separates and conjoins. It first becomes apparent when two levels or surfaces meet. Edges cause the surface to change direction and gain a third dimension.

Point of Departure
During a residency at afo – Architecture Forum Upper Austria in Linz – I set out during the summer of 2016 in search of the edge. The special spaces of the former soup kitchen and now the home of afo, and its particular situation in the city were the starting point and source of inspiration for my research.

Architectural features, historical and current (construction) details, the back and the front side of the building, and also its integration with streets, neighboring buildings, and open spaces were what I explored as a field of experimentation. The focus of this exploration was always the edge – the trace of the aside, the field of tension between meeting, joining, and abutting.

The objective of the research over the course of several weeks was a presentation of spatial-sensual edge insights and concrete expedition snippets in the rooms of the Architecture Forum Upper Austria.

Nadia Schrader was born in 1978 and grew up in Hanover. She studied interior design at the Burg Giebichenstein Art College Halle and scenography at the Zürich University of the Arts. After her studies she worked as an exhibition architect for Holzer Kobler Architectures in Zürich and as a stage design assistant at the Schaubühne Berlin and the Schauspielhaus Zürich. In 2012 she founded Nadia Schrader BÜHNE + RAUM in Hamburg. Since then she has created her own works in the field of interior design and exhibition design, as well as stage designs at various theaters in the German-speaking region.

The full documentation of Nadia Schrader  is available in our publication nachsatz#7 (german/english)
Please get in touch with us in case you want to order or pick up the the publication.