Architecture as Measure positions climate change as a cultural and political idea that requires a renewed architectural environmental imagination. The project defines the planetary as the vast geo-temporal scales through which climate emergency accelerates. But it starts with the provocation that instead of seeing planetary imagination purely as an isolated idea of preserving nature, or as technological management or as visualization, it is important, at this moment, for architecture to consider its potential from within its inner workings. Architecture as Measure proposes that architecture needs to see larger planetary questions and the everyday aspects of its own making as one and the same thing. The planetary is about the here and now; it is embedded in everything we do, and it is waiting for a long-overdue radical change.
Presented through an installation, a website publication, and storytelling, the Architecture as Measure project focuses on the politics and nuances of the seemingly mundane aspects and sites of architectural construction, juxtaposing them with their respective planetary counterparts through geographies of material extraction, supply chains, maintenance and care in Turkey and beyond.
Sale d’Armi, Arsenale
May 22 – July 31 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Aug 1 – Nov 21, 10am – 6pm
Sale d'Armi, Arsenale, Arsenale, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy