Vernacular Geology, with Agáta Marzecová

Baltic Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale (2016)

The exhibit is built around a triple typology that makes up the geology of the Baltic Sea’s eastern shores: the stratigraphic layers of the Cambrian-Ordovician limestones and sandstones, the glacial drift of granite boulders left from the last ice age and the unstable grid of “brick pebbles” and anthropogenic conglomerates. We consider how rocks are used and abused and how they become ideological carriers and relics: national symbols and economic resources, romantic objects and obstacles of urban development, cladding materials and ruins of gentrification.