Nordic Countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway)
Norwegian architects Helen & Hard's exhibition, "What We Share," showcases a potential cohousing project where residents share private elements of their lives. They aim to challenge and modify the residential sector in Nordic countries by developing new sustainable residential models where residents are active shareholders. Their Vindmollebakken cohousing project in Stavanger is an example of this. The exhibition also features a new video work by artist Anna Ihle exploring the political and economic dimensions of cohousing.
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...