• It’s all a blur

    In September 2021, we decided to look back at the models produced at dMA Hannover during the covid crisis. I co-curated and co-organized the exhibition at the Leibniz University Hannover.As architectural models and physical prototypes seem to have lost relevance in online formats and remote work, we would like to reinforce their importance in our design process. They are rigorous devices for iteratively developing architectural ideas and inventing novel methods of making. The exhibition showcases physical objects made of a range of materials from ones familiar to the building industry, like wood and aluminium, to unfamiliar ones, like foam, wool, or nylon. The fabrication techniques utilized range from established ones such as CNC-cutting, laser-sintering, and 3d-printing to techniques that are currently being developed at dMA, like robotic wire-cutting, needle felting, and autonomous mobile platform thread positioning. It’s all a blur, is as much stock-taking as an outlook of post-pandemic prototyping.  
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities was an exhibition in 2019 in Chengdu, China, curated by Wu Kai Xun. My project Nation in the Great Atlantic Garbage Vortex was exhibited. Here you can see the leaflet in Chinese. For this occasion, I was interviewed by Huey Hoong Chan.
  • Summer Exhibition 2018

    The project "Nation in the Great Atlantic Garbage Vortex" was exhibited at Studio Kai, Frankfurt, July 2018. Brochure here.  
  • ER-RE

    Estranhando o Real - Realizando o Estranho, São Paulo, 2017 - 12th August to 10th September Roles: Co-curator, organizer and exhibitor. The catalogue can be found here. The reality is a strange place. Events that seemed impossible to happen succeed unceasingly: Brexit, Islamic State, Donald Trump, mass immigration, Michel Temer, the Army at Espírito Santo’s streets, Artificial Intelligence, bubble algorithms in social media, Vladimir Putin, Global Warming, the Anthropocene, pictures that looks like renderings… If, as the architect and theorist David Ruy argues, Architecture is by excellence the field that produces the image of reality today and in the future, speculative projects are able to produce new ways of living and to project in the future the implications of our choices of today. Projects like the Fun Palace, by Cedric Price, Plug-in City, by Archigram, Continuous Monument, by Superstudio, No Stop City, by Archizoom, were instrumental to imagine and consequently to build our own habitat. The curatorial goal is to explore how architects and artists are able to produce ideas about radical ways of being through their own media: drawings, models and words. In moments of crisis, when it seems there’s no alternatives and nothing really changes, to produce the image of new forms of re-existence is a radical act.  
  • Big Fat Dumb Cities For Sale

    The countryside is dead / The village can only survive when it turns into a commodity / The commodity is a building with 10 km2 floor area / This building is a small city / This city is a large Hotel / This Hotel has 10000 rooms / The rooms are as large as houses and as small as restrooms / The inhabitant of this building is the stranger / The Stranger is the one that came yesterday and will stay tomorrow / The stranger of today is / The migrant worker / The tourist / The refugee / The student / The manager / The homeless / The traveler / The visitor / The immigrant / The foreigner / The prisoner / The patient / The commuter / The body / The flaneur / The voyeur / The expatriate / The exile Tutor: Peter Trummer Website February, 2016
  • Active Borders

    The work of eight selected students presents a culmination of the first year program of the Staedelschule Architecture Class (SAC) of 2015.  This year, in collaboration with Architecture Summer Rhein Main 2015, the chosen topic of the final project was ‘Active Borders’, and the students were asked to design a small scale structure on the border between Frankfurt and Offenbach.

    Instead of focusing on urban, political or programmatic problems of a given situation, SAC chose to remain true to its devotion to the formal problems in architecture, which we understand and champion as its disciplinary basis. The Active Borders topic became a pretext for exploring various transitions between formal properties of objects, as well as investigating the spatial effects engendered through formalizing the border.

    Ultimately, each project serves as a proof of concept for a certain idea of disciplinary specificity, as the main question addressed in the first year at SAC is ‘What do architects do?’. Leaving the notions of inter- or trans-disciplinarity to others, the SAC first year program is devoted to a very powerful yet deceptively simple idea: Architects draw and model. ​

    With works by: Sara Ezz El Arab, Huey Hoong Chan, Wonseok Chae, Victor Sardenberg, Jonathan Sutanto, Hossein Hamdieh, Jorge Ruiz Cordero, Wu Kaixun

    Active Borders Virtual Environment by Damjan Jovanovic

    Curatorial team: Johan Bettum, Damjan Jovanovic, Adil Bokhari, Jenny Choi

  • Homo Faber

    Homo Faber was a travelling exhibition in South America in 2015. Curators David M. Sperling and Pablo C. Herrera mapped the digital fabrication actors in South America and its boom in the 2010's. Some of the professional and academic projects by Victor Sardenberg were exhibited, including Coblogó by SUBdV Architecture, Muscipullus by UFRJ students and Love Project by Studio Guto Requena. The catalogue is available here.
  • Mutante

    Invited to analyse the architectural design of the three modern art museums in Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador), SUBdV proposes a hybrid version, merging important characteristics of each museum. The main goal is to optimise the circulation system connecting different levels and the surroundings to generate new programs and events. MAM - Museum of Modern Art - São Paulo, December, 2013.