BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2016 – NATIONAL PARTICIPATION OF SLOVENIA

Republic of Slovenia - Biennale Architettura 2016

[Home at Arsenale] a curated library addressing the notions of home and dwelling

Concept
The project responds to ‘Reporting from the Front’ by addressing the topics of home and dwelling as current, critical social and environmental issues. The curators conceived a 1:1 site-specific inhabitable spatial wooden structure, an abstract compact home performing as a curated library that operates as a platform for exploring the concepts of home and dwelling during the exhibition and beyond. Invited architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds are participating with their selection of some 10 books addressing the notions of home and dwelling to share their experience and expertise ‘from their fronts’ in order to build the curated library of collective knowledge. Ultimately, the installation with around 300 books will relocate to the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, to be continually available for public use. The installation [Home at Arsenale] reflects the curators’ approach to thinking and making architecture, underlining its social position, material manifestation and architectural legacy, where the user experience and participation are the central objectives. 
The material
The material definition of the installation reflects the historical linking of Venice and Slovenia, since wood from the Karst region was used extensively for the foundations of the city on water. Wood also represents Slovenia’s primary resource and therefore opens up its underused potential as a construction material of domestic spaces. 
Morphogenesis
from the representation of the simple bookshelf to the spatial inhabitable installation
The curated library
Invited architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds are participating with their selection of some 10 books addressing the notions of home and dwelling to share their experience and expertise ‘from their fronts’ in order to build the curated library of collective knowledge for the benefit of exhibition visitors. Additionally, the participants are invited to become temporary residents of [Home at Arsenale] for one hour to one day and to host live events that question what defines home today through interviews, talks or workshops, in order to intensify the interaction with the public. 
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commissioner Matevž Čelik
curators Aljoša Dekleva / Tina Gregorič

commissioner’s assistant Nikola Pongrac
curatorial assistant Silvia Susanna

exhibitors / participants
Stephen Bates / SERGISON BATES architects / UK
Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović / BEVK PEROVIĆ architects / Slovenia
Tatiana Bilbao / TATIANA BILBAO ESTUDIO, architect / Mexico
Jan Boelen / Z33, curator / Belgium
Dominique Boudet / architecture critic / France
Arno Brandlhuber / BRANDLHUBER+, architect / Germany
Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič / DEKLEVA GREGORIČ architects / Slovenia
Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Mauricio Pezo / PEZO VON ELLRICHSHAUSEN, artists and architects / Chile
Jesko Fezer / IFAU und JESKO FEZER, architect / Germany
Konstantin Grcic / KGID, designer / Germany
Juan Herreros / ESTUDIO HERREROS, architect / Spain
Tomaž Krištof / STUDIO KRIŠTOF, architect / Slovenia
Jan Liesegang / RAUMLABORBERLIN, architect / Germany
Hrvoje Njirić / NJIRIC+ arhitekti / Croatia
Michael Obrist / FELD72, architect / Austria / Italy
Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik / OFIS architects / Slovenia
Marjetica Potrč / artist and architect / Slovenia / Germany
Pascale and Christian Pottgiesser / CHRISTIAN POT TGIESSER ARCHITECTURESPOSSIBLES (CPAP), architects / France
Alice Rawsthorn / design critic / UK
Emmanuel Rubio / literary and architecture critic / France
Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga / SADAR+VUGA, architects / Slovenia
Irénée Scalbert / architecture critic / UK / France
Brett Steele / AA, architect and architectural editor / UK
Yui Tezuka, Takaharu Tezuka / TEZUKA architects / Japan
TYIN tegnestue / architects / Norway
Aleš Vodopivec / architect / Slovenia
Maruša Zorec / ARREA, architect / Slovenia


project design Dekleva Gregorič architects dekleva-gregoric.com
project team Aljoša Dekleva / Tina Gregorič / Silvia Susanna / Lea Kovič / Martina Marčan / Naia Sinde / Vid Zabel
graphic design and visual identity Ajda Schmidt

technical support Branko Filipič with Jernej Čopi, Domen Japelj, Filip Kocjančič, Rok Malešič - RPS / Jože Komidar and Miha Šraj - Gredin Les / Matjaž Mavsar and Ana Doles - Arcadia / Luka Pavlovčič - Konzola

supported by Republic of Slovenia / Ministry of Culture
produced by Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana
sponsored by Arcadia Lightwear / esse-ci / Rps / Rex Kralj / Mladinska knjiga / Oloop / Murksli Custom Boards
general sponsor Triglav

homeatarsenale.org
homeatarsenale@gmail.com
pavilion contact Silvia Susanna silvia@dekleva-gregoric.com

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