Traditional mutual support strategies have allowed communities to thrive and overcome adversity through social relationships, reciprocity, and community solidarity. However, these resilient structures are fading in today's society, which values wealth over relationships. The Structures of Mutual Support exhibit explores these traditions and invites a dialogue to reimagine architecture through mutual support and social resources. The exhibit features the Framework Collaborative's exploration of building a library and tambayan in a community using the bayanihan and dugnad principles as guides. The library was built and later exhibited at the Venice Biennale.
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...