The event is a response to the need to put aside certainties and rediscover the world, through the exploration of the dark side, the place where critical spirit lives, hidden and waiting for any opportunity to rise up and say their reason. Dark Side of The Room justified itself as a whole and not as a sum of parts. The explored themes were based on the relationship of the work of art with space, its appropriation and interpretation, and the relationship of the work of art (and architecture) with time.
The headquarters of Triennale became the stage for a meeting where the observer was an active participant in the work and in the diversity of approaches to the same theme according to different artistic genres. It culminated in a debate, led by the architect Gabriela Raposo, where an interpretative analysis of the different exhibition experiences was made, debating questions raised by the works and issues of the current paradigm of art and artistic teaching.