THE BALTIC ATLAS
Karlis Berzinš, Jurga Daubaraite, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraityte, Niklavs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zarina & Jonas Žukauskas (Eds.)
The Baltic Atlas, a handsome in-depth reader published in conjunction with the Baltic States Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, asks two questions. The first: “What is it possible to imagine?” focuses on interpretations, fictional stories, analyses and reflections on ongoing processes, and proposals for the future. The second: “What is possible?” is an inquiry into the methods, resources, and parameters that define space. Over 30 texts explore what lies ahead as countries that have long suffered uncertainty regarding borders break from modernist ideologies. The chapters are configured like an atlas, with writings overlaid and positioned next to each other to illustrate the Baltic states region as an intensification of networks, agendas and ideas. Relevant on a global scale, Baltic Atlas highlights an open-ended ecology of practices, offering a taste of what is to come. Featured contributions by Åbäke (design collective, London); Indrek Allmann (architect, Eustonia); Keller Easterling (professor of Architecture, Yale University); Timothy Morton (ecological studies, Rice University, TX), Nasrine Seraji (Iranian-British architect), among many others.
336 pp / 30 b&w and 52 color
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