Isaki Lacuesta will represent Catalonia at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale with architects Jaume Prat, Jelena Prokopljević.
Aftermath_conseqüències creates a dialogue between the languages of architecture and cinema and aims to unify the two disciplines in an installation that will create cross-narratives of the selected projects through visual, aural, material or conceptual connections. The theme of the project focuses on exploration of the relationship between Catalan architecture works throughout the entire region, finished and functioning within their surroundings, their relationship with the public space, the landscape, the city, and local art and culture. Catalonia’s participation at the Architecture Biennale in Venice is driven by the Institut Ramon Llull with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Planning and Sustainability.
In his presentation of the project, Jaume Prat explained that it is based on the idea that “architecture begins when architects go to work and the life of the building begins. There different landscapes converge: urban, human, social, etc.” Among the buildings that are displayed are the Hospital Transfronterer de la Cerdanya by Brullet-Pineda Arquitectes; the Center for food distribution SDA in Campclar, Tarragona, by NUA Arquitectes; the environmental rehabilitation of the banks of the River Llobregat, Batlle and Roig; and the Theatre Atlàntida de Vic by Josep Llinàs, Josep Llobet, Pedro Ayesta and Laia Vives.
Jelena Prokopljević and Isaki Lacuesta explained that in all cases the works shown will be “inhabited” and the reviews of people who use these buildings will be presented in screenings of several materials such as glass that play with transparency, encouraging them to be “passable.” The exhibition includes informative panels that will be placed on the floor and a web-doc that will be available as part of the visit.
The director of the Institut Ramon Llull, Àlex Susanna, said that “the bar is very high for 2016” thanks to the strong reception of previous projects, but he is convinced that “with this project we aspire to a similar impact.”