The project aims to eliminate gates/fences from public spaces in Lima and transform them into interactive objects such as benches, games, and football doors. The goal is to channel resources spent on barriers to social interaction, amid rising global distrust and urban density. The exhibit features playground equipment and lenticular film displaying photos of gates disappearing, inviting visitors to interact and learn to generate new social contacts. After the exhibit, the transformed objects will remain in their original locations.
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...