The exhibition Politics of Space, presented as part of the symposium of the same title, is on at Atletika gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius, cultural centre SODAS 2123) until 15 October, 2022. The symposium took place 29 September – 2 October 2022.
The cultural centre SODAS 2123 is inviting to join in for the celebration of the 700th anniversary of Vilnius city with events addressing some pertinent questions in relation to spatial policy and encouraging to work together for a dynamic, contemporary city, which would be open for discussions.
Spaces and buildings are projections of our rules, conventions, imaginations and dreams. Although architecture as a practice of spatial production is intertwined with political issues, in Lithuania we often leave this connection behind aesthetic or functional considerations, seemingly forgetting the political. In the international academic context however the architectural and political studies are gaining importance, while in practice there is also a shift towards the search for different methods of spatial agency.
The symposium Politics of Space brings together boundary crossing experiences of researchers and practitioners, architects and artists, and invites to explore together how political issues are intertwined with processes of spatial production at different levels: from smallest spatial units and our relationships in domestic environment, to agreements that shape regions and geopolitical territories.
The event seeks to deepen the understanding of architecture as a practice of the politics of space (raumpolitik) and its potential in changing social and economic structures in relation to questions such as gender equality, social inclusion, decolonisation, reduction of climate change and other.
The exhibition at Atletika gallery is presented as a continuation of the symopsium, showcasing the participants’ research and artworks, including unique work produced for the event. The exhibition runs until 15 October.
Opening date: 29 September 18:30 – 19:00 at Atletika gallery.
Exhibition times and dates: 30 September – 15 October, Wednesdays to Fridays 4-7 pm, Saturday 1-5 pm.
Event location: cultural centre SODAS 2123 (Vitebsko 23, Vilnius), Atletika gallery (Vitebsko 21, Vilnius).
Symposium programme – https://sodas2123.lt/simpoziumas-erdves-politika/
The project is part of Vilnius 700th anniversary programme. Find out more at www.700vilnius.lt.
Symposium curators – Martynas Germanavičius, Vilius Balčiūnas, Gabrielė Černiavskaja
Film programme curator – Mantė Valiūnaitė
Exhibition architect – Gabrielė Černiavskaja
Light designer – Justas Bø
Organised by cultural centre SODAS 2123
Project supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius city municipality ir Lithuanian Film Centre under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
Partners – Architektūros fondas, Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association, Vilnius Documentary Film Festival. Main information partner 15min.lt
Photography: Laurynas Skeisgiela