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A Project for Not-building

The project consisted of two A1 sheets, one with a drawing (here) and one with a text (next spread). It aimed to explore the notion of “exposition” as a current condition of living, as one that goes even beyond the idea of visibility. It was investigated in relation to domestic space, public space, apartment as modern home, the idea of facade, and human activities. In this project we also aimed to reenact the idea of paper architecture, and architecture as a form of knowledge, through proposing a project that is meant to remain unbuilt/on paper. The following are few passages of the text.


Collaboration with Golnar Abbasi and Ali MeerAzimi

Filed under: Architecture, Collaborative Project, Public

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Arvand Pourabbasi is an artist, architect, educator, and maker. He is a co-founder of WORKNOT! Arvand is a co-editor and facilitator in Sarmad, a platform dedicated to politics of image. He is also a co-founder and co-curator of Neverland Cinema, a weekly neighbourhood screening program focused on situated cinematography. His work has been presented in Venice Biennale of Architecture, Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Tehran Architecture Biennale, Showroom MAMA, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Architecture Banal, among more. Arvand holds a Masters degree in Interior Architecture (INSIDE) from Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst in Den Haag; and he has been a recipient of Talent Development grant from Stimuleringsfonds (2019-2020). Arvand is currently teaching at Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, and formerly tutored at Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst, Den Haag.

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