Idea. Materiality. Architecture.
The Kharkiv School of Architecture: Annual Exhibition 2022
01.07.2022 – 17.07.2022
We invite you to the opening of the Annual Exhibition “Idea. Matter. Architecture.”, which will take place on July 1 at 18:00!
The Annual Exhibition is an important event, plunging the guests into the life of the School. This year’s exhibition is different. It fixes the point, in which we are now: our methodologies, principles and values, and recapitulates the whole pre-war work of the School.
The exhibition is organized into three modules: Idea, Materiality, and Architecture.
The Idea stimulates inquiry, search for answers, understanding, and creation. Inquisitiveness and continuous search underpin our students’ research works. The Idea binds together the humanitarian and the technical, the sensual and the tangible.
The Materiality reconciles the idea with the physical world. Through ongoing experimentation with materiality and by endless trial and error, the future architects grope their way towards shaping the spatial solutions, which will eventually alter the physical reality.
The Architecture becomes the answer to the correctly posed question; a synthesis of the idea and materiality. The students’ projects are at once practical and sentimental. They display pragmatic solutions and reveal romantic dreams about what our cities could be like. Contexts keep changing every day, while the projects become ideas from the past for our future.
There is not a single physical object displayed at the exhibition, the whole work of the School lives on in the media space. Most of the projects were designed for cities in Eastern Ukraine before the start of the massive Russian invasion. The war has taken the tangible away from us. Yet, it is unable to take away meanings and ideas, the only things the Kharkiv School of Architecture has brought to Lviv, Ukraine.
Curatorial team: Hanna Kosharna, Serhii Petliuk, Anna Taradina.
Lviv National Academy of Arts
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Lviv Municipal Art Center