The Garden of Privatised Delights challenges the polarization of public and private space in the UK by proposing new models of private space for public use. The UK pavilion at the Venice Biennale explores the diversity of privatized public space and how architects can work with the public to improve the access and ownership of public space. The pavilion presents immersive spaces that illustrate the contrast between accessible public spaces and inaccessible garden squares, and proposes ideas for reprogramming and revitalizing these spaces to create more inclusive and accessible cities.
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...