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BAC & BAK: THE MISSING EUROPE: BALTIC AND BALKAN

Saturday January 30th 2016 by Peter Thomas Lang

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Baltic/Balkan= Tallinn/Mostar: the art of grounding projects.

Two examples side by side, examining how projects can challenge the way society sees itself, from inside its own familiar yet alienating landscapes. 

 

BALTIC=TALLINN -JAGALA FALLS

The project Stalker Walk Stalker re-visited the sites made famous in the 1979 film by Andrej Tarkovskij, “Stalker,” with over 60 people walking  two days setting out from Tallinn to reach the famed Jagala falls some 50 kilometres away. A journey marked by impenetrable marshlands, abandoned ex-Soviet factories, and hidden green valleys. A field study in live mapping across urban and peripheral territories marked by extreme transformations to society and the environment. 

Peter Lang, Professor, Architectural Theory and History, RIA.

 

BALKAN=MOSTAR

The war was not only about the killings, it was a also a war dedicated to erase every connection between it’s inhabitants and the city. Every attack on the symbolic iconography of the city were meticulously planned. Still today the city of Mostar is injured from these attacks. Architecture, Dialogue and Art Mostar is today the outcome of several years of Färgfabriken’s work in Mostar. It’s a program that through culture heals the injures in the spatial and social space of the city of Mostar. 

Daniel Urey Daniel Urey, … New Urban Topologies at Fargfabriken

27 January

 

16.15-17.00 in Muralen: ‘Baltic/Balkan=Tallinn/Mostar:
the art of grounding projects’ with Peter Thomas Lang and Daniel Urey.