Seoul Biennale – Projective Histories

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea

July, 2019

Invited to participate in the Collective City themed Seoul Biennale SBau 2019 by Director Francisco Sanin and Curator: Beth Hughes, we curated a mini section of Indian Practices for the Cities Section as well as installed the studio’s research and architectural work within the Thematic Section in the main hall. Cities Section : The practices presented here from India demonstrate a variety of collective forms classified within four operative formats: 1. Celebratory/ Temporal/Ephemeral Collectives 2. Spatial Collectives 3. Memory/Historical Collectives 4. Activist/Resistant Collectives. Each of the forms of practices brought with them particular agencies and projective capacities – design, art, research legal instruments, mobilization for marginalized communities, temporal events, urban conservation or even provocations- which together keep the plurality of the urban space active and engaging. In this section we documented though our studio’s work, the evolution of the practice into four distinct formats – practice , research collaboration and collectives.

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