Commissioner: Elva Margariti, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Albania
Curators: heramarte (Era Merkuri, Martin Gjoleka)
Exhibitors: heramarte (Martin Gjoleka, Era Merkuri) with Ani Marku and Geraldo Prendushi
Untimely Meditations or: How We Learn to Live in Synthesized Realities uses architecture as a speculative tool to explore contingent situations. It materializes in the form of two narratives taking place in two civic spaces in Tirana and the Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2023. The Pavilion acts both as a container to display the possible narratives and as content itself. The exhibition displays the precarious distinction between fiction and reality, questions the role of the architect in post-contemporary society, amplifies the human experience via technology, and most importantly, allows the homo ludens in us to take over. The exhibited work serves as an investigative tool and can be interpreted in three different forms:
— First, it proposes a new typology in the city.
— Second, it accentuates the architectural virtual double.
— And third, it manifests an anthropogenic landscape.