Locally active architecture

Locally active architecture

Aectivators from Venice

How can a young architect team find a home in the world of today?  Is it enough if they create a suitable atmosphere? How long is that atmosphere sustainable with own resources and unity and without invested seed capital? It is an exhibition about locally active architecture – not only for locals.

The story of Arkt Studio included in the exhibition proves or even disproves the faith and doubts in collective collaboration. Placing it in a cultural context, the story approaches narratives, which make visitors believe that empty spaces could be filled after all, and the collaboration is successful even if it is not perfect.

Fajcsák Dénes and Fábián Gábor architects established their community space, which is suitable for cultural recreation as well, in Eger three years ago by the reinterpretation of a vacant building, collaboration of the social, institutional, and construction sectors, materials from offerings or found on the spot, without any seed capital or money circulation. They set a tiny but worthy and followable example about ambition and the power of community.

The community architecture project of Arkt Studio called Aectivators represented Hungary at Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. The project has already displayed in several venues since then. The exhibition in the MODEM, however, gives an opportunity to summarize and face with the results critically due to the involvement of attendant arts, sciences and accompanying programmes.

The exhibition functions as a reconsideration of the project of Arkt Studio presented at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

Architects: Fábián Gábor and Fajcsák Dénes

Curator: Süli-Zakar Szabolcs

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