FOR THE NEXT 100
Pabellón peruano en la 14 Bienal de Venecia 2014
Venecia, Junio a noviembre 2014
Curador: Sharif Kahatt
Equipo: K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Eiletz/Ortigas Arquitectos, Sputnik, Metrópolis.
Through the encounters of the formal and the informal in the city, Peruvian modernity has set the basis for the new architecture and urbanism of the next 100 years. Particularly, in the Architecture of collective housing, these encounters expose the social, political, and economic conflicts and ideals of the population, as much as integrate them into the social space, territory and material culture. This hybrid modernity has embraced, merged and negotiated with two opposing movements, the western and the local, which exposes its multiples fissures, tensions and singularities in all its cultural expressions. This exhibition reviews this absorption process of modernity, in which two supposedly opposite worlds have merged in the architecture and the city, revealing its key moments and main ideas. By doing this, it reassesses this unique bottom-up and top-down process, and poses the question of how architecture will build the city during the next century.