The latest TwoPoints project is for The Vertical Geopolitics Lab. Please introduce your client and how you came to be working together on a new visual identity...
VGL is a non-profit think-tank and speculative architecture studio. Based on the fundamental belief that institutions are not able to prevent what they cannot imagine, the lab is focused on the logistics of large-scale landscape architectural choreographies as potential source for as yet unimagined change in how we understand nature, society, jurisdiction, sovereignty, stereotomics, tectonics, and matter itself. VGL was looking for a design studio which works frequently with and for architects and is familiar with the current discourses in architecture.
They contacted fourteen design studios of which ten send back their proposals. Our price was one of the highest, but they liked us, our work, our lectures, our conceptual approach, our aesthetic diversity and yes, they even liked that we refused to write a letter of motivation, which was requested.
We did not remember refusing the letter of motivation until VGL reminded us. Do not think we did this out of arrogance. We are pretty sure we added a lot of smileys. For us, questioning the brief is part of our work. If there is something we do not understand, we ask. If there is something that does not make sense, we tell them.