the institute effect by fabrica at lisbon architecture triennale
image © luke hayes

 

 

 

the institute effect at the lisbon architecture triennale becomes a living, changing homage to the contemporary institution. intended as a constantly changing stream of activity, 12 different organizations have been invited to takeover the exhibition space, hosting a public programme of their choosing, and taking consecutive turns in changing the dialogue of the temporary atelier. set up as a fictitious establishment, institutare is designed by the first participants — communication group fabrica— featuring everything necessary to host events, ­ from a workshop area, archive, blog and library to tools and stationary with five rules that each congolomerate has been asked to follow. over the course of three months visitors can participate in activities as diverse as exploring new forms of pedagogy in an action colloquium, visit a re-­imagined 1:1 construction of a mexican architecture gallery, or experience lisbon through a series of city­wide interventions.

fabrica: the institute effect at lisbon architecture triennale
the exhibition takes form as a fictitious establishment
image © luke hayes

 

 

 

challenging the role and context of the term ‘institution’, the furniture, visual identity and digital services provide a modular framework, which can be adapted and re-arranged according to the approaches of the 12 other guests. visitors will make appropriate artifacts and graphic material superimposed over the basic fabrica system, exploring creative interpretations of an inclusive association that accommodates different languages, cultures and goals.

fabrica: the institute effect at lisbon architecture triennale
the workshops will explore creative interpretations of an inclusive institution in a defined space
image © luke hayes

fabrica: the institute effect at lisbon architecture triennale
the public workshops at the lisbon architecture triennale invites users to co-design parts of the impromptu space
image courtesy the institute effect

fabrica: the institute effect at lisbon architecture triennale
the furniture, visual identity and digital services provide a modular framework, which can be adapted and re-arranged
image courtesy the institute effect

fabrica: the institute effect at lisbon architecture triennale
the space features a workshop area, archive, blog and library to tools and stationary
image courtesy the institute effect

fabrica: the institute effect at lisbon architecture triennale
modular bookshelves created during the exhibition
image © luke hayes

 

 

fabrica: the institute effect at lisbon architecture triennale

lisbon architecture triennale
12 sep – 15 dec 2013

 

entitled ‘close, closer’ the 2013 lisbon architecture triennale is made of a series of exhibitions and public programmes which aims to challenge and question the role of the architect in contemporary society. there is more designboom coverage to come, please stay tuned.