28 February - 18 April 2013
DISSIDENCE THROUGH ARCHITECTURE
Conversations about the possibilities of critical spatial practice
In Spring 2013, the Architecture [discussion] Fund will present a series of conversations between architects, urban planners, historians and theorists, reflecting on the possibility to articulate a more contemporary relation between architecture and politics.
Architecture is entangled in a complex force-field in which political, commercial, financial, military, ideological and cultural agents are bustling against each other in ever increased intensities.
Because architecture is so strategically located in the nexus of complex networks of power, it could also, potentially, become the medium through which ideas for resistance, critique, reform or evasion could be articulated and formed.
These conversations will present architectural practices from Moscow, Belgrade, New York, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Kaunas that have, particularly in the state-socialism of the 1980s began to challenge the limits of the profession and to question the relation between the architect and the state, between client and its service provider, between ideology and built form. The conversations will present an intriguing spectrum of possibilities to resist, refuse and reinvent such relationships through architecture.
AUTHORS OF THE POSTER ILLUSTRATION
Paper architecture in the Soviet Union. protagonists, teachers and students looking back at the 1980’s
Bogdan Bogdanovic – the practice of architecture under changing political regimes in Yugoslavia
Conditions/narratives of dissidence through architecture in Lithuania
The papers, exhibitions and buildings of the Tallinn school in Estonia