“Why don’t you architects design slides?” was the question artist Carsten Höller posed point-blank to architect Stefano Boeri during the Architecture is not art talk at the recent “supersalone”. Only the future will provide an answer to his question. For now, suffice it to say that slides have become a hallmark of Höller’s work. His memorable slides include (temporary) ones at the Tate in London (2006-2007) and at Palazzo Strozzi (2018). Today, prospective sliders can experience his 34.7-metre slide installed in 2014 at the Vitra Campus in Weil Am Rhein, Germany, and the twelve loops of the slide he built inside the ArcelorMittal Orbit, an immense sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. These will not be the last slides made by this artist who was born in Brussels in 1961 to German parents, and who currently works between Stockholm, Sweden, and Biriwa, Ghana. After scientific studies in the field of agricultural entomology, he began thinking about human perception. He elicits reactions and emotions in members of the public through his works, such as the fear and joy generated by going down a slide.