(Towards Other Institutions)
Edited by 2050.plus / Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Erica Petrillo
Texts by Ramon Amaro, Sepake Angiama, Paola Antonelli, Alessandro Bava, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Giovanna Borasi, Francesca Bria, Alice Bucknell, Konstantin Budarin, Ilya Budraitskis, Elise By Olsen, Gabriella Gómez-Mont, Anna Kamyshan, Adrian Lahoud, Beatrice Leanza, Chus Martínes & Markus Reymann, Timothy Morton, Ivan L. Munuera, Alina Nazmeeva, Marina Otero Verzier, Kiril Serebrennikov, Sergei Sitar, Jonas Staal, Jenna Sutela, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Pelin Tan, James Taylor-Foster, Oxana Timofeeva
Designed by Lorenzo Mason Studio
2021, English, softcover, 21 x 29,7 cm. 208 pages
The book gathers twenty-eight texts released weekly between May 2020 and May 2021 on pavilionrus.com by an interdisciplinary cohort of practitioners and thinkers, from Russia and beyond, putting forward new ways of thinking and acting within institutions.
In line with the premises of the Russian Pavilion, each voice is based on a reconsideration of traditional institutional models, and brings an original perspective into alternative forms of constituencies and collectiveness, in search for more emphatic and meaningful forms of alliances and kinships.
Voices (Towards Other Institutions) was not conceived as an academic publication but rather as an accessible tool in the hands of broad and diverse readership. Stemming from the belief that an alternative way of thinking and doing in institutions does exist, its ambition is to inspire and provoke. In its attempt to challenge the status quo and to re-imagine the present, it positions itself as an instrument of dissent.
Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli is an architect and curator based in Milan. He is the founder of the interdisciplinary agency 2050.plus and a teacher at the Royal College of Arts in London. Pestellini is the curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 2020/2021 Venice Architecture Biennial.
Erica Petrillo is a writer and curator based in Milan, where she works for the interdisciplinary agency 2050.plus as co-curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 2020/2021 Venice Architecture Biennial.