Five pleasures

Kaja Pae and Paco Ulman and photo: Johan Tali

Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) - Biennale Architettura 2016

Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) - Biennale Architettura 2016

Five pleasures displays five ways to enjoy free plan areas (the outcome of mass housing production during Soviet times) as a living environment. Each proto-project hints at how to articulate currently homogeneous space and create spaces with varying degrees of privacy and publicity. Simple and at the same time twisted interventions manifest realistic developments for free plan areas and should function as triggers for inhabitants' imagination. The provocative poster format can also be read as a dislocated dialogue between soviet propaganda posters and capitalistic consumerism. Are there ways to talk about "enjoying the space" without becoming purely consumerist? In the context of free plan areas we never speak in terms of pleasure, can contemplation and being in space be the only source of pleasure?

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  • Title: Five pleasures
  • Creator: Kaja Pae and Paco Ulman, photo: Johan Tali