The Architecture as Measure project explores the role of architecture in imagining the environment beyond environmentalism and technological determinism. Through an installation and publication, it offers an alternative perspective to politics and the ordinary aspects of construction, with a focus on a global imaginary. The installation features dioramas with detailed documentation of the stages of construction in Turkey, and the project also includes research on bureaucracy and a series of talks. The project suggests that architecture needs to focus on its role as an agent in shaping the planet.
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...