The exhibition material is created in the dialogue
of a reflexive research work group, a designer installation
team and the public, through continuous translation
and feedback, following an iterative model of development.
The work of the first team, one of social scientists,
media researchers and anthropologists, is more intensive
in the first part of the project, producing statements
that are coherent in the given disciplines and are
logical in an interdisciplinary context, and which
are presented in their entirety in the publication
accompanying the exhibition.
The second group, of architects and artists, also
pursue parallel lines of thought, doing partly their
own research (surveying scenes, analysing, collecting),
and partly effecting spatial/architectural interpretations
of the first team's results, presenting them in non-textual
media. The end result of this process is the installation
that is presented, together with the catalogue, in
the exhibition space, and the website that functions
as comprehensive background database for the project.
Through regular, public and documented presentations,
the above-mentioned dialogue tries to include critical
views and ideas/suggestions from anyone interested,
even by enlarging the team if necessary, in the hope
that the result will be rich and widely accessible
like the cultural product of a community. We also
find it important that the project initiate a dialogue
within the profession in Hungary, as well as between
the various professions.
We would like to emphasize that the presentations
which are part of the project are public. We invite
interest and suggestions from the profession and
the press. The dates of the presentations and the
presentation materials can be accessed at the press
The structure of the project is different from the
customary scenario involving a curator and an artist/artists,
and complies with the requirements of a work in progress.
The project is managed by national commissioner Dr.
Zsolt Petrányi, with the assistance of project coordinator
Attila Nemes. The workgroups and subprojects of the
different phases are headed by Adam Somlai-Fischer
and Samu Szemerey. The organization responsible for
the content receives support from the staff of the
Biennale Office, who are led by Júlia Gáspár. There
is thus no highlighted "author" in the process, the
members of the team producing the material to be
presented at the Biennale will participate with equal
rights. This is also an attempt to combine methods
of (architectural) design with group work relying
on collective creativity, and thus to reinterpret
the role of the architect.