This text explores the evolving concept of "home" in our society and how it can provide a meaningful life beyond basic survival needs. The curators' approach to architecture emphasizes social positioning and user experience. A site-specific wooden structure becomes a library and compact dwelling, inviting architects, artists, and curators to live in it for a day and share their experiences with a selection of books dedicated to homes and housing. The goal is to build a specialist library for the benefit of visitors and ultimately relocate it to the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana.
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...