Interspace explores the changing role of architecture in a world where networked technologies produce personalized understandings of the public sphere. The exhibition looks at how collective space has been designed throughout the past century and provides a reading of prevailing conditions of placemaking. The installation serves as a basis for the formulation of contemporary public spaces, with the metalayer of Interspace seen as an embodiment of the new model of public space with everyone embedded. The exhibition aims to balance the belief in a centralized thinking process to serve the collective good against a new participatory model of data processing.
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...