/other part of team invited to prepare a project for the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2023
We are delighted to share the news that the Architecture Fringe, -ism, and /other have been commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership to submit a proposal to be a collateral event at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, at the Arsenale Docks, S. Pietro di Castello in Venice.
Recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious festivals of architecture, the 2023 edition will take place from 20th May - 26th November 2023.
In response to Biennale curator Lesley Lokko’s theme of The Laboratory of the Future, the creative team will explore a number of linguistic landscapes across Scotland to examine the nation’s dynamic relationship between land and the languages that are applied to it. This research will then inform a place of shared imagination and speculation, where new approaches to land and the global climate emergency can emerge.
Read more about the team and the project on the Scotland + Venice website. Further details on the project will be announced in due course.
Photo courtesy of Matthew Arthur Williams
Unlearning through Architecture book launch
To celebrate Architecture Fringe’s new publication, Unlearning through Architecture, which features /other’s contributions to the 2021 edition of the festival, a book launch and social took place in Box Hub, Glasgow. /other’s Alyesha Choudhury was part of a panel hosted by Andy Summers and Kam Chan, together with Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, Kathy Li (Missing in Architecture) and Alissar Riachi (ism magazine).
Find out more about the publication, and how to get a copy of it, here.
Photo courtesy of Colin Templeton
/other x BuildX
/other was invited to speak about their work by Nairobi-based architecture practice BuildX Studio. The online presentation was the first in a series of talks attended by the BuildX team that explored alternative modes of practice.
Feature on Know No Bounds included in Macmag 47
The Mackintosh School of Architecture Friday Lecture Series of spring this year continued the radical thinking behind last year’s series, and highlighted practices that work beyond traditional construction and in doing so, acknowledge the urgent necessity in ‘knowing no bounds’ when it comes to the role of the architect. The five lecturers were Jack Self of REAL Foundation, Sofia Pia Belenky of Space Caviar, Sumayya Vally of Counterspace, EDIT, and Dele Adeyemo.
In the form of excerpts from their dissertation work, the findings of the series leaders, Ilias Muckli and /other’s Mia Pinder-Hussein, are featured in Macmag 47, this year’s edition of the long-running annual magazine from the school. An additional interview with Jack Self conducted by the magazine editors, Bethany Lim and Andreea Stanuta, is also included.
A digital copy of Macmag 47 can be found here.
Counterspace x /other
The three members of /other hosted a virtual discussion with Sumayya Vally on the work of her Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace. Titled “Liminal Identities”, the discussion focused on the people-centric inspirations and working methods behind her design of the 2021 Serpentine Pavilion. It was the third talk in the Mackintosh School of Architecture Friday Lecture Series entitled “Know No Bounds”, led by /other’s Mia Pinder-Hussein, together with Ilias Muckli.