Initiative & Institution Symposium

Friday, 07.03.08, 17.30

trigger talks and discussion:
petra marguc (polimorph)
barbara holub & paul rajakovics (transparadiso)
chair: celine condorelli

Listen to mp3 here: Initiative & Institution – Symposium – Negotiate – 07.03.08


support structure

Support Structure is an architectural interface. Support Structure aims to create a space which is continuously reinvented by its users in relation to its context. Support Structure houses artefacts as well as activities and aids reconsideration of existing spaces as an impulse for future change. Support Structure is an evolving collaborative project between architect Celine Condorelli and artist-curator Gavin Wade. Our aim is to design and create a universally adaptable support structure that approaches the specific rather than the generic. To achieve this we are putting Support Structure through a learning process.

Celine Condorelli is a London-based architect, whose practice is concerned with architecture as support and interface, developing critical models towards exhibition making and public space.She is Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University, has worked with institutions working with local government such as in Space Syntax, UCL 2002, or culture and education such as London Open House and Architectural Dialogue 2001/2002, and is currently architect-curator, Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Recent work focuses on art and architecture collaborations and exhibitions, including GIL biennial (Ghuang Zhou, Shanghai, Beijing, 2007), 4’33” (Magazin 4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria 2007), ‘Revisits’ (Architecture Forum Linz, Austria, 2007) ‘theatre pieces’ (Tate Triennial of British Art 2006)’Alterity Display’ (Lawrence O’Hana gallery, london 2004). Recent projects include developing Support Structure, an RSA Art for Architecture and Arts Council England project with Artist-Curator Gavin Wade, (Chisenhale Gallery, London 2003, The Economist, London 2004, Portsmouth 2004, Greenham Common 2004, Essex University 2005, Birmingham Eastside 2007, and published in Two Minds: Art for Architecture, Black Dog 2006) as well as taxi_onomy with artist Beatrice Gibson, supported by Arts Council England, the British Council and V2 Rotterdam (‘Subcontingency’, Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Italy 2006, Turin, ‘Public Structures’, GuangZhou Triennial, China 2005, and ‘the thin line’ PEAM and and Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Italy 2005, and published in ‘did someone say participate’, MIT press 2006). Celine Condorelli is one half of Support Band. She is currently phd candidate in Research Architecture, Goldsmith London.

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