“NORDIC ID” exhibition opens in Riga


The exhibition started from questions on what a contemporary Nordic identity is, and how it comes to expression in the architecture of today. 
A group curators from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway were invited by Project Baltia to select five architecture projects from their home countries, in which they find an expression of a contemporary regional identity. As a result, “Nordic ID” shows 25 different architecture projects – 25 Nordic IDs. 

The Nordic architecture tradition is characterized by a welfare building of high quality, respect for nature, simplicity in favor of complexity and modesty before garishness. This exhibition shows a broad spectrum of projects, which in different ways reflect these qualities. In the Norwegian part of the exhibition (curated by Anders Melsom) the architecture development in the society today is explored and challenged. Through the selected projects small typology, they point towards new phenomena in the current development and contributes to a re-interpretation of a Nordic identity.

Exhibition production: Project Baltia magazine Concept: Vladimir Frolov, Ylva Frid 

The project is originally financed by the Nordic Culture Point.

This show of the exhibition is supported by Nordic Council of Ministers, as well as Estonian, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish embassies in Latvia.

Latvijas Arhitektūras muzejs. Rīga, Mazā Pils iela 19

See also: www.archmuseum.lv

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At a conference, taking place in Tallinn on April 21-22, architecture’s turn to nature and data will be explored from political and historical perspectives. Keynote speakers are Matthew Gandy and Douglas Spencer from the UK. The conference is organised by the
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK. The event is open to the public.

The only foreigner to take part in the series of architecture talks entitled ‘Genius loci’ (organized by Project Baltia and the ‘Novaya Gollandiya: cultural urbanization’ project) was the Finnish theoretician Juhani Pallasmaa. Russian readers know Pallasmaa from his book ‘The thinking hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in architecture’, which is now a bibliographical rarity. Here Marina Nikiforova talks to Finland’s principal architect-thinker.