Published articles about Othernity's buildings on Hype and Hyper.
KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre's Urban Walks have announced the new season of the program series, which invites the audience to visit the building of Othernity. The next stop is the OKISZ Headquarters which is going to recondition by b210 at La Biennale di Venezia. The languages of the events are Hungarian. For more information visit the event's site.
KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre's Urban Walks have announced the new season of the program series, which invites the audience to visit the building of Othernity. The next stop is the OTP Apartment Building which is going to recondition by MNPL Workshop at La Biennale di Venezia. The languages of the events are Hungarian. For more information visit the event's site.
"Some of the outstanding examples both in terms of content and display include shows such as Othernity in the Hungarian pavilion—a carefully and beautifully composed exhibition on alternative narratives of Eastern European modernity displayed through a mixture of contemporary practices involved with urban space, from photography to art to design."
Read the full article of Strelka Mag here.
"Perhaps the most exciting (definitely the most imaginative) take on communist architecture after Communism comes from Hungary, where a curatorial team led by Dániel Kovács has crafted a show of rare visual and intellectual concision... The floorplan of the show is especially elegant, maintaining a precise symmetry between the two sections and inviting visitors to bounce back and forth between endangered past and speculative future."
You can read the full article of Artforum here.
"What I expect and what I am working on is to create discussion. To open up people’s minds, either Hungarians, people from the region or people from other parts of the world. To help them understand these problems and recognize their own problems, reflected by ours."
Architektuul's interview with Dániel Kovács, one of the Othernity's curators. Read the full article here.
“Involving foreign architects was a cornerstone for Othernity. It reaffirmed our conviction that our contemporaries, who have a similar cultural background but are not emotionally attached to specific locations, are able to come up with new, unprecedented proposals. [But] this can also be interpreted as a kind of critique of the genre of the national pavilion: we think that good solutions can only be expected by stepping beyond the usual national, political, and social boundaries.”
Read the full article of Calvert Journal here.
"Mit Hilfe des architektonischen Versuchs der „Andersheit“ wollen wir versuchen, einen kollektiven Optimismus an die Stelle der gegenwärtigen Neurose treten zu lassen. Die Idee kam auf, als wir mit ArchitektInnen aus neun verschiedenen Ländern erstmals zusammensaßen und feststellten, dass die Verständigung untereinander recht einfach war, weil wir alle einen vergleichbaren Hintergrund haben, historische und soziale Erfahrungen teilen."
Bostjan Bugaric interviewed Dániel Kovács, one of the Othernity's curators. Read the full article on taz.
"The project’s strength lies in the critical revision of architecture created behind the Iron Curtain. What are we to gain from revisiting the past? Not only can we re-discover values that need to be preserved, but also work out practices that would allow for the adaptation, modification, and revitalisation of our modernist heritage. Contemporary interpretations of past traditions are a collection of possible spatial scenarios."
Read the full article and interviews with A-A Collective and BUDCUD, two of the Othernity's participants on Architecture Snob.