The Slovenian Pavilion's exhibition for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition explores architecture's role in the appropriation and adaptation of space, focusing on Herman Potonik Noordung's early work on space habitation. The exhibition combines Science&Technology and Arts&Humanities frameworks and offers a systematic understanding of past space research as diverse mental efforts of space culturalization. The exhibition defines a course for the next epoch of life beyond Earth, emphasizing the importance of architecture as the first material harbinger of civilization.
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...