About The Curator: Beyond Entropy

Angola Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
Jun 3, 2013 9:21AM

Beyond Entropy Africa focuses on Luanda as the paradigm of the urban condition of the African Sub-Saharan region, a type of city that is defined by a lack of basic infrastructures and a high density of population. The proposal introduces a new common ground, which performs simultaneously as public space and infrastructure.

Beyond Entropy is a research-based studio practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. Beyond Entropy uses the concept of energy as a tool to conceive new forms of architecture beyond the rhetoric of sustainability. Energy cannot be reduced solely to a technical issue; it is a mode of transformation that informs the notion of Space.

Beyond Entropy operates globally in situations of territorial crisis: from the urban sprawl of the most industrialized parts of the planet to the derelict infrastructures of deserted islands; from the overcrowded urban developments of emerging countries to the preserved areas of historical urban centres.

Beyond Entropy Africa focuses on Luanda as the paradigm of the urban condition of the African Sub-Saharan region, a type of city that is defined by a lack of basic infrastructures and a high density of population. The proposal introduces a new common ground, which performs simultaneously as public space and infrastructure.

Images: Edson Chagas, "Found Not Taken"

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Angola Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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