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Archipelago – Architectures for the Multiverse
As a reaction to totalitarian and monolithic thinking, the idea of the archipelago has always had a stronghold on the collective imagination. “Archipelago – Architectures for the Multiverse” taps into this common pool of memories by proposing new ways of kaleidoscopic thinking.
Launch of a new event
Organized by the Geneva schools HEAD and HEPIA, an upcoming series of conferences and workshops returns to this topic once more, taking monolithic “continental” thinking as its main target. Archipelago: Architectures for the Multiverse is the first edition of an event that gathers together three different departments – architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture. Conversations and film screenings will be digitally broadcasted from May 6-8 and complemented by digital and in-person workshops.
What to expect
During the conference curators will invite participants from all different kinds of fields and backgrounds to “sit within a present state of general and perpetual trouble.” Furthermore, by means of “disaffiliated inquiry” and “archipelagic thinking” come to “challenge the assumption that disciplinary concerns within interiors, architecture, and landscape need always to produce material inventions.”
They also propose to think about “what narratives have been canonically excluded or under-represented.” Also, how these different practices can reframe themselves by putting “kinship, collaboration, and mutual care” at the center of the debate. This writer will be following the debate closely and reporting back from the front. Stay tuned. The full program to be found here.