There is no agency that is better equipped to act in uncertainty than that of the artist (and if artists allow, also of the architect!). Artists, as the poet John Keats reminds us, are perfectly capable of constructing whole worlds without full evidence, without the need to explain everything about the world
Hashim Sarkis on “How will we live together?”: Exploring the Question of the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Written by Christele Harrouk
“ We are asking architects this question because we are clearly not happy with the answers that are coming out of politics today. We are asking architects because architects are good conveners of different participants and experts in the building process. We are asking architects because we, architects, are preoccupied with shaping the spaces in which people live together and because we frequently imagine these settings differently than the social norms that dictate them.
Lego House by BIG. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu