BAB 2017 :: accompanying exhibition
22nd of December
OUTSIDE: is a regional architectural platform that focuses on new and experimental approaches to architecture. “OUTSIDE: A Second Look at competition Projects” was the first OUTSIDE’s exhibition held within the Balkan Architectural Biennale manifestation. This year’s exhibition, “OUTSIDE: Self Initiated Projects” will be held for the second time within the Balkan Architectural Biennale, at the Štab Gallery, on 22nd of December.
The focus of this year’s exhibition is on self-initiated projects that offer unique, research and utopian proposals, which have developed a different position in relation to existing architectural practices and possess outstanding quality and innovative approaches. The exhibition is conceived in three categories (1) Spatial concepts – vacancies without call (2) Digital research – experiment through digital media (3) Small intentions – implemented projects.
OUTSIDE: Self initiated Projects is aiming to uncover architecture that seeks for new, different ways of practicing the issues of content regarding space and society. Within contemporary conditions, initiating an architectural project without any predefined assignment whatsoever implies thinking and conceiving architecture as an opportunity to envisage and design spaces, structures and relations from a critical point of view, while at the same time seeking for the newness, which is immanent to architectural practice. The aim of the publication and exhibition is to show a part of this production, and to offer a common ground for this rather unconventional practice of architecture.
We see this publication as a chance to promote and expose new practices in and approaches to architectural design. Through publication and exhibition, OUTSIDE: Self Initiated projects is working to create a new window for regional thoughts in architecture and design that look at difference as an approach for the present day challenges of the domain.