The Thai pavilion explores how architecture can accommodate "the other" through a case study of the Kuy ethnic group and elephants, highlighting the inextricable connection between the two species. The installation showcases the homes of the Kuy and elephants and emphasizes how the smaller house cannot thrive without the larger one. The exhibit includes data on the social organization of the Kuy, photographs of the impact of cohabitation on the surrounding environment, and contemporary architecture's attempts to strengthen their relationship. The exhibit suggests that our future buildings will aspire to accommodate diversity.
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...