Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The Form of the Form
Curated by Diogo Seixas Lopes, the The Form of Form exhibition is also a process. The ultimate aim is for it to be a “meeting space” that can demonstrate the meaning of form in architectural design, in the past, present and future.
Until 12th December 2016 at MAAT, Lisbon.
One of architecture’s fundamental legacy is its own form. Not only is history built from its visual universe, but form is also a common language that brings together architects from all over the world in a collective conversation. In
this exhibition, which proceeds from a potentially infinite repository, the participants build a dialogue that challenges notions of authorship and the limits of form.
Functioning as a “conversation,” the exhibition’s narrative developes through a number of spaces inspired by examples of architectural designs selected by Johnston Marklee, Nuno Brandão Costa and Office KGDVS within their respective bodies of work. Each of these spaces is designed to house content chosen from the extensive Socks image database.
In their turn, Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli of Socks Studio were invited to reflect upon a selection of examples taken from their own platform. The Socks format has evolved over the years from an online magazine to become a platform for speculation and discussion that also draws on Microcities’ own architectural projects. Through this selection, Socks decided to highlight the permanence of form and its capacity to condense a set of values into any visible thing.
The language of architecture is explored through a sample of construction drawings, landscape interventions, urban plans, artistic investigation, and other elements. Originating from different time periods and regions of the world, the content highlights what remains constant and what changes, identifying analogies and affinities in the creation of the built environment. Organized along twelve interlinked spaces, with each space incorporating images related to a core element, the exhibition will define a continuous seam of works that are directly inter-related, be it through affinity or opposition.