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Guiding system for documenta 12

The guiding system developed by Vier5 for
documenta 12 distinguishes between two systems,
the outer guiding system and the inner guiding
system.
The outer guiding system, as it is understood by
Vier5, has several levels and is viewed as a
structure that can be divided into an informative,
tangible and an abstract area:
On the one hand it is to be a functioning system
that fulfils the visitors’ primary wishes and leads
them through the city to the desired places.
This form is directly tied to the venue of the
exhibition and to its duration.
On the other hand the guiding system, as it is
grasped by Vier5, has another, uncontrollable and
invisible function. It is meant to span a network
and carry the aims and thoughts of the show to
the outside, detached from the place and time
of the exhibition. It is to evade a primary
functionality.
These two poles that are mutually dependent form
the basis for the development of five central
elements that represent the framework of the
outer guiding system.

1. OUTER GUIDING SYSTEM

2. INNER GUIDING SYSTEM

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