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.
Cycle of five conversations curated by:
Ines Weizman, Jurga Daubaraite, Jonas Žukauskas
Discussions take place at National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22, Vilnius.
Discussions start at 20:00.
Events are free of charge. Discussions are recorded, video records are subtitled in lithuanian/english and uploaded to www.archfondas.lt