Forecasting a Broken Past, with Can Altay, Andy Holden, Nicoline van Harskamp, Gergely László, Tamás Kaszás, Katarina Šević, 27 September until 28 October 2017, this exhibition was part of the OFF-Biennale Budapest, hosted by aqb Project Space, Budapest, Hungary
The multiple voices within the exhibition reflect on stories about communities that are formed through shared attitudes and aspirations. Sharing these accounts of various modernist utopian, avant-garde, Marxist, anarchist, or even naive teenage strategies provides an opportunity to transfer their energies into contemporary structures of thought.
Collaboration Beyond Consensus – Rehearsing Collectivity, Priscila Fernandes, Adelita Husni-Bey, Krétakör, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Rehana Zaman, May 2015, OFF-Biennale, Budapest, hosted by tranzit.hu, Budapest, Hungary
In his book, ‘The Nightmare of Participation’, first published in 2010, Markus Miessen describes participation, collaboration and collectivity as only pseudo-democratic terms. The words participation and consensus have become increasingly overused, and their uncritical, naive or even romantic applications are frightening. Miessen enters the discussion as an architect, but also advocates for vigorous cross-disciplinary intrusions...