The Institute Effect at ‘Close, Closer’


| Co-curator | Exhibition, Talk + Workshops |Close, Closer, 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, PT |

Center for Urban Pedagogy (US) I Design as Politics (NL) I Fabrica (IT) I Institut für Raumexperimente (DE) I Jornal Arquitectos (PT) I LIGA, espacio para arquitectura (MX) I SALT (TR), Spatial Agency (UK) I Storefront for Art and Architecture (US) I Strelka Institute (RU) I Urban-Think Tank (CH) I  Z33 (BE)

Fabrica workshop_03LHThe Institute Effect was a living, changing homage to the contemporary institution. Intended as a constantly changing stream of activity, 12 pioneering institutions engaged in innovative and groundbreaking practice have been invited to takeover the exhibition space, hosting a public programme of their choosing taking consecutive turns in bringing an everchanging international residency programme to Lisbon.

Set in a fictitious establishment, Institutare, designed by the first institute, Fabrica, the exhibition space featured everything each institute needs to host their event from a workshop area, archive, blog and library to tools and stationary with five institutional rules that each institution has been asked to follow. Over the course of three months visitors could participate in activities as diverse as exploring new forms of pedagogy in an action workshop; visit a reimagined 1:1 construction of a Mexican architecture gallery; or experience Lisbon through a series of citywide interventions.


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