Thursday 24.07.14, 20:00
Fair Enough Week: Flexibility (Discussions)

Event in frames of series of discussions on architectural ideas that were presented at the exhibition «Fair Enough», made ​​by the Strelka Institute in the Russian pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. 

Date:

24.07.14

Time:

20:00

format:

Discussions

Place:

courtyard

Price:

free

Language:

russian

«Alexey Shchusev is presented in the exhibition as a model architect who could design well for any client, program or climate, while the Narkomfin Building demonstrates how one and the same design can accomplish completely different tasks (serving as an office, a sanatorium, or a prison) without altering the fundamentals of the original design. VDNKh is shown as a model for a highly-adaptive and resilient expo center that has changed with the times, remaining profitable, popular and useful to the city. In this discussion, we would like to tackle the questions of flexibility for architecture and architects». — Anton Kalgaev, Brendan McGetrick and Daria Paramonova, curators of «Fair Enough».

What has served as the main principles for an architect? Are there limits to the adaptability of a building? Is it possible to create a universal design? How are opportunities for conversion drafted into the design of a building?

These questions will be addressed by «Fair Enough» participants architectural historian Anna Bronovitskaya and local historian Pavel Nefedov, together with architect Yuri Grigoryan and developer Alexander Senatorov. 

The conversation will be moderated by exhibition curators Anton Kalgaev and Daria Paramonova.