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SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: spontaneous architecture or architecture without architects (feat. E. Lebovici)

29 November 2008

Author : jeanne-salome-rochat

“ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS TODAY”
Patricia Falguières, SB contributor Elisabeth Lebovici, Hans-Ulrich Obrist et NataÅ¡a PetreÅ¡in-Bachelez are meeting Marjetica Potrč on Wednesday, December 3rd from 7pm to 9pm at 96 boulevard Raspail in Paris.

MARJETICA POTRC’s work takes place at the intersection of architecture, sculpture and social science, anthropology in particular. Working in a barrio of Caracas (2003), a farm in Murcia (2007), Rajasthan (2005), Detroit (2005) or in New Orleans devastated by Katrina (2008), Potrc elaborates a singular to and fro movement between the ground and the exhibition space, gallery or museum, between sculpture / installation and architecture, between observation and “in situ” intervention. His attention has always been focused on “spontaneous architecture” or “architecture without architects”, on the forms and unexpected solutions proposed by the inventiveness of local communities. His “Case Studies”, which involve architects, artists and local communities, intend to explore and develop the potential wealth of “participatory design” through common meditation processes.

Marjetica Potrc graduated in architecture and sculpture from the University of Ljubljana and has received numerous awards including the Hugo Boss Prize 2000 and the 2007 Vera List Center for Arts and Politics Fellowship at the New School in New York. His work has been exhibited in Europe and America, for instance at Sao Paolo Biennale (1996 and 2006), Sculpture Projects Münster in Germany (1997, at the Venice Biennale in 2003. She had solo exhibitions, among others, the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2001) and Portikus in Frankfurt, Germany (2006).

Contacts for the Parisian conference:
Mailing –List : natasa.petresin@gmail.com
Cesta / EHESS : Nicolette Delanne, delanne@ehess.fr
105 bd Raspail, 75006, Paris
tél: +33 1 53 63 51 38



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