Performative Lecture by Metasitu
April 29 at 15:00
Metasitu will explore the processes that exist establishing “an urban problem”, who and what determines “urban success”. The art collective will aim to provide a sense of cognitive emancipation and a brief overview of tools for critical thinking, in order to look beyond imported “urban solutions”, challenge pre-established prototypes and devise unique solutions that may or may not be reproduced elsewhere.
Through dissecting the frameworks that question, shape, and reconfigure global metropolitan trajectories and imported “urban solutions”, Metasitu will challenge the definition of the city’s “problems” and critically query notions of “urban success” when adopting and adapting solutions. The relevancy of this topic is crucial in areas with an increasingly engaged citizenry concerned about their built environment and the mushrooming of “problem solving” initiatives.
Metasitu is an art and urban research collective founded by Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina that develops innovative urban strategies and systematizes the knowledge of how people integrate into urban space and interact with it. Metasitu explores the varied ways in which we inhabit (urban) territories, largely through video art, research, and lectures.
Their work has been exhibited at The Venice Biennale, Kunsthalle Wien, Izolyatsia, tranzit.hu, CCA Glasgow, and The Strelka Institute among others.