Tbilisi architecture biennial

C/O NOW Berlin Pavilion

Berlin, Germany

24.10.20

Due to constantly changing conditions caused by the pandemic, the contribution of c/o now as one of three partners of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial is also subject to constant change. The original intention was to make a “Untitled Film” based on the biography of Olga Ivanovna Lazović, which was intended to remove exotic clichés that blur our view of what we have in common. Even before the pandemic forced them to do so, c/o now started to shift Lucius Burckhardt’s Strollology into the digital space – following the traces of Lazović in Tbilisi.


The so-called Googlewalks, which were undertaken for this purpose, became the basis of what can be seen in the “Pre-Biennial-One-Minute-Videos” dealing with various topics threatening remaining commons. They were produced during the lockdown phase in March and April and form the background against which c/o now held talks with various people over the next few months – on various topics relating to the Biennial’s question “What do we have in common?” These discussions will then be processed in a film of the same title which will premiere in the summer of next year 2021 as part of the second phase of the so-called “TAB Berlin Pav”.


The TAB Berlin Pavilion is the result of the spontaneous idea to bring together the participants of the Biennial selected from Berlin after the Biennial’s Open Call for Participation. If not in Tbilisi, then at least in Berlin – to help a piece of TAB to achieve a physical manifestation there. The first phase of the Berlin Pav has already taken place in October during the core time of the Biennial at the “Bumper Car” belonging to Berlins "Haus der Statistik". There were various contributions from – among others – Tekla Aslanishvili, Onur Certioglu, Pierre Escobar & Kumbima, Mariam Gegidze, Stephan Gruber, Ana Kokalanova & Students of UdK Berlin, Tor Lindstrand, Poligonal, Teleinternetcafe, and Mimi Zeiger.


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