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Related to this topic, on dpr-barcelona's blog you can read the essay 'Working Glamour,' written by Andreas Rumpfhuber, where he proposes a change for the concept of 'working poor' to that of 'working glamour,' where the bed is the workplace for knowledge and creative work, while at the same time, it's the place where forms of immaterial labour become dominant. Published on Architektur Immaterieller Arbeit [2013], and first published in English in the book Into the Great Wide Open [2017] Edited by Andreas Rumpfhuber, dpr-barcelona.


[1] “Playboy Interview: John Lennon and Yoko Ono,” Playboy Janaury 1981, p.101.

[2 Yoko Ono quoted in Sara Davidson, “Lennon and Yoko: An Alerted Press,” Boston Globe, June 22, 1969, A34.

[3] The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, interview by David Sheff, ed. G. Barry Golson (New York: Playboy Press, 1981), 92.

[4] John Lennon interviewed by Leroy Aarons, “John and Yoko: Life in a ‘Fish-Bowl,’” The Washington Post, Times Herald, June 15, 1969, 157. 

[5] “’Love-In’ Bores Photogs,” Chicago Daily Defender, March 27, 1969, 5.

[6] Ibid.

[7] Ibid.

[8] “It is Seven Days in Bed for the John Lennons,” Chicago Daily Defender, March 26, 1969, 2.

[9] “’Love-In’ Bores Photogs,” Chicago Daily Defender,” March 27, 1969, 5.

[10] Adolf Loos always placed the couch against the window with the occupants facing the interior and turned into a silhouette against the light for those entering the room. See Beatriz Colomina, Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (Cambridge: MIT press, 1994).

[11] “Beetle Show Not over Yet, Lennon Feels: From Amsterdam Bed he Disagrees with Ringo on Concerts,” The Sun, Baltimore, March 29, 1969, A3.

[12] Martha Ann Bari, “Mass Media is the Message: Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s 1969 Year of Peace” (PhD Diss., University of Maryland, 2007), 33–34.

[13 “It is Seven Days in Bed for the John Lennons,” March 26, 1969, 2.

[14] Annabel Jane Wharton, Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture (Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2001), 5.

[15] George Bradshaw, “The View form a Tall Glass Oasis: The Subliminal Pleasures of Hilton Hotels,” Vogue 146 (July 1965), 126.

[16] Richtie Yorke, “John and Yoko in Canada: Boosting Peace,” Rolling Stone (July 1969).

[17] “John and Yoko Lennon’s Bed-In for Peace,” with John and Yoko Lennon, Stuart Klein, others, Crystal Records, WNEW-TV, New York, Prod. Ted Kavanan, Writer Stuart Klein, “Televisions Reviews,” Variety magazine, June 25, 1969, 24.

[18] “144 Hour Bed-In by Newton Couple,” Boston Globe, July 8, 1969, 25.

[19] John Lennon with Tom Campbell and Bill Hollery, “The KYA 1969 Peace Talk,” side one, 45 rpm record (San Francisco: KYA Radio 1260, 1969). Quoted in Bari, 9.

[20] Walter Benjamin, “Louis-Philippe, or the Interior,” in Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings, ed. Peter Demetz, trans. Edmund Jephcott (New York: Schoken Books, 1978), 154.

[21] Tom Wolfe, “King of the Status Dropouts,” The Pump House Gang (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965).

[22] Ibid., 63.

[23] “Truman Capote, The Art of Fiction No. 17,” interviewed by Patti Hill, The Paris Review 16 (Spring–Summer 1957).

[24] Dion Neutra, “The Neutra Genius: Innovation & Vision,” Modernism 1, no. 3 (December 1998).

[25] Richard Neutra to Verena Saslavsky (December 4, 1953), Dione Neutra Papers, quoted in Thomas S. Hines, Richard Neutral and the Search for Modern Architecture: A Biography and History (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1982), 251.

[26] Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (New York: Verso, 2013).

[27] S. Frederick Starr, Melnikov: Solo Architect in a Mass Society (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978), 179. See also Tony Wood, “Bodies at Rest,” Cabinet 24 (Winter 2006-2007).

[28] Eduardo Porter, “Contemplating the End of the Human Workhorse,” The New York Times, June 8, 2016, B1 and B6.

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With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.