“Navidad en RE! – Christmas in Re! REuse REduce” triple installation by Spanish collective Basurama

Basurama proposes three ephemeral art installations set in the CaixaForum facades of Barcelona, Madrid and Zaragoza that are made with the residues generated by Christmas consumption. The main objective is to focus on the waste generated in these holidays.

 

“Christmas in Re!” installation, CaixaForum Zaragoza © Asier Rua

 

The artistic process had the support of hundreds of people, who got involved in the project, by taking residues to the storage systems, settled by Basurama in the three buildings. The installations are opened until January 8th. (more…)

“Unknown Fields – The Dark Side of the City” at the Architectural Association

Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions through the shadows cast by the contemporary city to trace the alternative worlds, alien landscapes, industrial ecologies and precarious wildernesses that its technology and culture set in motion.

 

Inflatable toy sellers in China Commodity City, Yiwu, China © Unknown Fields, AA

Inflatable toy sellers in China Commodity City, Yiwu, China © Unknown Fields, AA

 

These distributed landscapes, the iconic and the ignored, the excavated, irradiated and the pristine, are embedded in global systems that connect them in surprising and complicated ways to our everyday lives. Systems that form a network of vast but elusive tendrils, twisting threadlike over everything around us, crisscrossing the planet, connecting the mundane to the extraordinary. (more…)

Rotterdam’s International Architecture Biennale 2016 discusses “the next economy”

The 7th edition of the Rotterdam Biennale presents more than 60 projects drawing on possible futures: new housing and working locations, new clean energy systems, new models for area development, and new forms of collaboration, health care, and solidarity.

 

IABR-2016 expo 3 @ photo Hans Tak

IABR-2016 expo 3 © photo Hans Tak

 

IABR-2016, the 7th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam started off on the 23rd of April 2016 with workshops, events, activities and a main exhibition to reflect on this installment’s theme: The next economy.

The heart of IABR–2016–THE NEXT ECONOMY is the former coffee warehouse Fenixloods II, in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Katendrecht. Here, IABR–2016 presents more than 60 projects, partly developed in the IABR–Ateliers, partly collected through an international open call for projects, and partly produced especially for the biennale in collaboration with national and international partners. Together, they show a range of possible futures: new housing and working locations, new clean energy systems, new models for area development, and new forms of collaboration, health care, and solidarity. (more…)