The text discusses the concept of Anacoresis, as explained by Roland Barthes, which represents a life model for negotiating distances and rhythms necessary for living together. It involves improvisation in spatial configurations and becomes a starting point for designing spaces that negotiate rhythms and create new social protocols. The text explores whether we want cities to enter our domestic spaces or reintroduce intimate micro-scales into our cities to create new sociality and shape our collective experiences and future living together.
Supermarket sweep… the Latvian pavilion which has been transformed into a minimart.
This contribution brings a little levity to the long trek through the halls of the Arsenale.
Choice as the basis of architectural process, the pop aesthetics emphasizing the languages of consumption as in Hamilton or Warhol: everything is structured by the dynamics of commerce.
Welcome to T/C Latvija, surely the most instagrammed installation of this edition of the Biennale
Smart? Brilliant? Ironic?
Latvia is reopening the archive boxes once again, reminding us (including the Biennial Presidency) of everything that has already been thought up and invented, and inviting us to place the most urgently needed products in the basket, to combine them with one another, and ultimately consume all the knowledge.
Fun, colourful and thought-provoking, it offers a tongue-in-cheek moment to the Arsenale sequence...