Arestava Arestava, Movement of Elements Disperse, 2014. © Kristin Arestava
One of architecture’s fundamental legacies is its own form. Not only is history built from its visual universe, but form is also a common language that brings together architects from all over the world in a collective conversation. In this exhibition, which proceeds from a potentially infinite repository, three architects build a dialogue that challenges notions of authorship and the limits of form. Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli are invited to reflect upon a selection of examples from the Socks online platform (www.socks-studio.com), which they created. They highlight the permanence of form and its capacity to condense a set of values into any visible thing.
Functioning as a “conversation”, the exhibition’s narrative is developed around a number of spaces inspired by examples of architectural designs by Johnston Marklee, Nuno Brandão Costa and Office KGDVS, who are responsible for the exhibition design. Each of the spaces is designed to house content selected from the extensive Socks database.