Monday, May 19, 2008

The White Night of Art Galleries: 23 May 2008 18h00

Project Zagreb: Transition as Condition, Strategy, and Practice

Eve Blau and Ivan Rupnik

Transition is a condition that creates opportunities for architecture and urbanism. Zagreb is the perfect site for examining this generative dynamic: practicing in conditions of continuous instability, its architects and planners developed strategies for creatively engaging the conditional and openended— for anticipating and instrumentalizing the condition of irresolution. Moving between texts, maps, and diagrams, Project Zagreb reads the city as an open work, dynamic but coherent, in which architecture plays an active role in the formation of both urban practices and the city itself. This project is presented through four projections including diagrams, historical photographs, historical films, as well as contemporary stop-frame films.

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