Coethos is a cultural, economic, and social perspective from Grenada that addresses global environmental problems. It envisions a reconfiguration of urban landscape, rejuvenation of key components, and management of infrastructure and traffic for the benefit of individuals. Grenada's beauty is threatened by global warming, winds, and tectonic plates, but its people's resilience inspires architects to provide a useful space for the population. Grenada and its Parliament Building become the place where geological eras and community identity meet, recognizing the fragility of the environment while suspending time.
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...