The Hungarian Pavilion showcases the "Carpathian Basin Model," a unique method in the Hungarian architecture training program where students work with communities to create useful, communal structures. The exhibition documents the technique's history and ongoing constructions, while exploring the roots of organic and spontaneous community building through a photographic exhibition. The exhibition also invites audiences to collaborate on constructing an object in the pavilion's atrium, highlighting the method's emphasis on solving real problems and forging relationships between communities and the built environment.
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...