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Between buildings: Landscape, Public space, Environment

Behind the shallow technical description of landscapes and public spaces as ‘site arrangement’ and behind practices that shape them named as ‘softscape design’ exists a rich and complex world of environments and spaces formed by natural and cultural forces and myriads of practices involved in creating and transforming them. The 26th series of Architecture Fund talks are dedicated to exploring the rich and ripe scene of design and artistic practices that shape, transform and articulate urban and rural open spaces around us and inquire into different contexts and complexities that they engage with. The events aim to ask what kind of cultural and environmental qualities do landscape architecture, community-led and artistic interventions put forward and what kind of meanings these types of work convey to different users of shared urban, suburban and natural environments. By inviting to participate in the talks with prominent artists, landscape architects, architects, developers and local community members the series also seeks to encourage the general public to critically assess and reflect upon local culture and its relation to shared spaces and practices that transform them.


Curators of 26th ARCHITECTURE [discussion] FUND - Eglė Bazaraitė ir Povilas Marozas

Poster illustration by - Joana Durães

 

Talks will take place at Nacionalinė Dailės Galerija (NDG), Konstitucijos pr. 22, Vilnius and Miesto Laboratorija, Antakalnio g. 17, Vilnius.

 

Talks will start at 8.00 p.m. and will be held in English and Lithuanian. Entrance is free of charge.

 

More information:

Povilas Marozas, +370 698 37150

 

arch@archfondas.lt

beautiful/ugly

“Say what you will, but I think this building’s ugly”- Architecture in the public sphere is often evaluated through binaries of pretty/ugly, love it/hate it. In the world of social media we all have an opportunity to evaluate, share our opinions, and become critics. When was the last time you gave between one and five stars to a new restaurant, film theater, or park, maybe wrote a review?

Theater, visual arts, music and other art forms not only have their creators, but also their critics. Criticism and public debates allow for a better understanding of a particular work in its context as well as foster the growth of an entire cultural field. And what about architecture?

What is the aim and value of architectural criticism? How to examine architectural and urban design decisions and present them to the wider public in more accessible language? Can we become smarter architectural critics? Do we know how to criticize constructively, or accept criticism when it is directed at us? So, will you write a review?

Curators of this series of lectures: Dalia Čiupailaitė-Višnevska, Martynas Germanavičius, Matas Šiupšinskas
Iliustracijos autorius: Povilas Jankūnas

Lectures will be happening in MO Muzeum (Pylimo g. 17, Vilnius).
Lectures begin at 20.00 val.
Lectures will be held English and Lithuanian language. Events are free of charge.

This series of lectures is presented by: Lietuvos kultūros tarybaPrancūzų institutas LietuvojeTarkettParoc.
Partner of the series: MO muziejus.

Beloved Architecture

Architecture should strive to be loved. For us, beloved means it is long lasting, functional and desired. It also means that it creates positive beginnings and provokes change. The 24th cycle of lectures seeks to inspire and connect professionals with enthusiasts by discussing the impact that architecture creates.

 

The lectures will be held at MO museum, Pylimo st. 17, Vilnius. The lectures will be in Lithuanian and English languages. The event is free.