The project focuses on the reconstruction of three unfinished buildings in Zagreb, Split, and Rijeka, which are constantly used for cultural and social programs. Architecture should start from the problem and collaborate with users, immersing itself in current cultural and social practices. The state of maintenance of the buildings is explored in collaboration with the BADco performance collective. The buildings act as platforms for cultural and social processes and should be constantly improved and appropriated by users.
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...