OPENING 29 OCTOBER 18:00
TWO DAYS PROGRAMME ’CITY [UN]ARCHIVED’
(12:00 - 19:00, see programme for details)
exhibition continues until 22 November
city [un]archived is an installation encompassing the informal archive collected by Tbilisi InSights collective. The archive selection presents glimpses into private, unintentional archives, a collection of various media and different forms. The collection was brought together with the aim to reflect on and trigger imaginary concepts and critical alternatives of living within the private and public spaces of a modern city today.
The installation aims to outline a personal, non-linear, perspective on the transformations of daily life in Tbilisi. The collective considers the very foundation of architecture – people, those who inhabit, envision and change the given and future architectural structure.
CITY [UN]ARCHIVED - TWO DAYS PROGRAM
30 – 31 OCTOBER
daily 12:00 – 19:00
A two-day programme will accompany the city [un]archived book launch in the presence of all publication contributors. The programme proposes a platform for discussion to locate and set ‘situations’ for reflection upon aspects of inner and outer life, in connection with constructed spaces and social developments, concerning the broader context of globalized cities.
Tbilisi InSights project is implemented by Tbilisi InSights collective, GeoAIR and Concept and Theory-Tbilisi.
Project coordination: Kris Dittel
Project assistance: Isis Tweepenninckx
Made possible thanks to the generous support of the DOEN foundation, ECF/STEP Beyond Travel Grant, Prince Claus Ticket Fund, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Mondriaan Fonds and the municipality of Eindhoven.
How do personal archives operate in the context of public and private space, the individual and the collective? What role do they take up in linking past and present towards a critical discussion of the future?city [un]archived takes the city of Tbilisi as an experimental laboratory, and works within its contested spatiality. The visual and textual contributions aim to be cross-read in order to establish links and challenges for the reflection on cities in today’s predicament.
This publication intends to step out of the respective setting of Tbilisi by tackling different categorizations and conflicted dynamics of being, to open up a broader and intense discussion, in terms of geography and systematization, on alternatives of living in present day cities.
Editors: Katharina Stadler and Data Chigholashvili
Contributions by: Tbilisi InSights collective members – Tamuna Chabashvili, Data Chigholashvili, Gvantsa Nikolaishvili (together with Nana Kalandadze as Tbilisi Moare) and Katharina Stadler
Additional contributions by Lado Darakhvelidze, Nini Palavandishvili, Giorgi Tabatadze and Sophia Tabatadze
Graphic design: Bardhi Haliti
softcover, 128 pages
Edition of 750
black and white
19,5 x 13,5 cm