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c) living guiding system
A guiding system for an event the size of the
documenta can only be implemented if it contains
flexible elements that can quickly respond to
changes or new things. The design therefore also
includes a “living guiding system” in addition to
the fixed elements. This means that a group of
persons is permanently in action fulfilling various
tasks. For example, the group is underway on the
grounds distributing information on the current
events of the day or is responsible for quickly
making unexpected things public. This system is
also active outside of the documenta grounds
and can follow a group of visitors like a “shadow”,
for instance.

What is important with the living guiding system
is that it appears unified as a group and stands
out from the supervisory staff and the visitors
of the show.
The living guiding system forms the transition
from the “classical”, tangible part to the abstract.

a) signs
b) containers
c) living guiding system
d) ceramic hills
e) crown caps