Taking stock of the severe environmental predicament that now faces our world, this exhibition intends to ignite a reflection (both retrospective and pro-spective) on the strong link between the twin disciplines of agriculture and architecture, and on their growing divorce since the industrial revolution.
“Agriculture and Architecture: Taking the Country’s Side”
5 October, 2019 – 16 February, 2020
Garagem Sul, Centro Cultural de Belem
Praça do Império 1449-003 Lisboa
It aims to learn from agricultural scientists, activists and designers who have consistently explored the hypothesis of a future of energy descent and its consequences, for the redesign and maintenance of living territories. Agroecology and permaculture have evolved useful concepts and strategies for imagining a post-industrial technology based on a radical economy of energy and material resources. What if we consider permaculture not only as a kind of architecture? What about redefining architecture’s rationality and economy of means today? Curatorship Sébastien Marot. Co-produced by Garagem Sul and Lisbon Architecture Triennale.