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"an old / piece of gum that / streeeeetches " ~ During Amsterdam Art Week Lumen Travo Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Mercedes Azpilicueta (DAI, 2013). For this occasion, the works are combined with a selection of her recent poetry; the die is cast / in search of / four petals (2022). ~ At DAI our hearts always leap up whenever we have a chance to return to Mercedes' powerful "voice". June 2 - July 14, 2023
At DAI we are excited about our COOP partner Neringa Forest Architecture's participation in the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale: The Children’s Forest Pavilion is composed as a playscape and conceived to acknowledge the unique approaches of children to observe, draw conclusions, explain the forest, and demand agency in forming it. This project brings together works and findings developed in parallel to outdoor activities held with children in woodlands in Lithuania and Finland. Guided by environmental educators, activists, artists, architects, and foresters, they were introduced to think of forests as negotiated spaces where no single actor has a central stake. The Lithuanian Pavilion is curated by 2022-2023 COOP tutors Egija Inzule, Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas and can be visited till November 26, 2023.
DAI warmly congratulates Architecture studio DAAR Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal (the latter was esteemed visiting professor at DAI in 2017), with the awarding of a Golden Lion at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale as best participant in The Laboratory of the Future exhibition. Another recognition of their groundbreaking work, situated between architecture, art, pedagogy and politics. The Biennale Architettura 2023 is open from Saturday 20 May to Sunday 26 November (pre-opening 18 and 19 May), curated by academic, educator and best-selling novelist Lesley Lokko, who has commented: “Architects have a unique opportunity to put forward ambitious and creative ideas that help us imagine a more equitable and optimistic future in common”.