Opening, Monday 7 March 2022, 6 p.m.
Archizoom, SG building, EPFL
Tiago P. Borges, Teresa Cheung, Silvia Groaz, the collectives la-clique and Trojans will inaugurate the Spring semester with an opening lecture of the exhibition Do Not Carry Your Flag Too Low, which they are curating.
The exhibition addresses the subject of inclusiveness of our buildings and common spaces, showing the archive of the radical 1980s feminist architecture practice Matrix. This work explored issues about community and the built environment, and traced the implications of feminist theory and critique on architecture and urban design.
la-clique is an independent platform for exchange and experimentation around architecture at different scales. It questions traditional design methods by cultivating modes of action based on plural intelligence. In resonance with the practices documented in the Matrix archive, the collective explores the act of construction as an integral part of the design process. Standard elements from the world of the construction site, such as fences, tools, pedestals and trellises are reinterpreted, transforming the exhibition space into a space for collective action.
Trojans Collective is a design collective based in Geneva. They have both an experimental and commercial practice based on three axes of work: space, graphic, and multimedia production. Trojans Collective uses design as a tool to critically reflect on contemporary subjects. They work on a process-based method rather than a final goal, they have a strong interest in systems and developing situated projects, mixing their set of skills and backgrounds to push their design further. They are Jessica Maria Nassif, Jeanne Pasquet, Netillo Rojas and Helena Bosch Vidal.