BOOK TALK 1 pm EST / 7 pm CET / 12 pm MXDF
Love with Obstacles: Amor Rojo. Your chance to find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about the legacies of Alexandra Kollontai, current feminist issues in Mexico, and Dora García’s project’s ongoing outlook. With Ruth Estévez, Paloma Contreras Lomas, Dora García, Alex Gifreu, Maria Lind, Carla Lamoyi, Rina Ortiz, Álvaro Ruiz Rodilla, and Ana Sofía Rodríguez Everaert.
1 pm EST / 7 pm CET
Despite Dispossession: An Activity Book by The Willful Weeds Research Group. Celebrate the release of the of 2021 in a workshop on itinerant practices of resistance with the artist-author-editors İpek Hamzaoğlu, Berhanu Deribew, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Rojda Tuğrul, Janine Jembere, Sílvia das Fadas, Anette Baldauf and the K. atelier’s design collaborators Wolfgang Hückel & Katharina Tauer.
LECTURE AND Q & A 1 pm EST / 7 pm CET
Des-Habitat and Reparation Architecture, by Paulo Tavares. With his book Des-Habitat, Brazilian architect, activist, and curator Paulo Tavares intervenes in Lina Bo Bardi’s Habitat and shows how the 1950s-magazine’s modern visual language functioned as a framing device to conceal its own coloniality.
PERFORMANCE 2 pm EST / 8 pm CET
Take Me to That Landscape, by Hanna Mattes & David Rothenberg. After six months of experimenting remotely between Berlin and NY, Mattes & Rothenberg will give their very first live performance. And we get to conclude our book fair program with a global live premiere bringing together spoken word and music!
27 February, 1 pm EST / 7 pm CET
LECTURE: Des-Habitat and Reparation Architecture
by Paulo Tavares
With his book Des-Habitat, Brazilian architect, activist, and curator Paulo Tavares intervenes in Lina Bo Bardi’s Habitat and shows how the 1950s-magazine’s modern visual language functioned as a framing device to conceal its own coloniality.
In December 2020, Tavares was a keynote speaker for the symposium The Coming South: Struggles, Epistemologies, organized by Marina Otero and Angela Dimitrakaki at the Nieuwe Instituut. Unfortunately, the presentation was interrupted almost immediately due to a bad wifi connection. K. Verlag is pleased to share Paulo’s lecture, “Reparation Architecture,” on the occasion of our publication of the second edition of Des-Habitat. The video stream will be followed by a live Q & A with Tavares. Tune in!
Paulo Tavares is an architect and urbanist. He is the founder and director of autonoma, an agency dedicated to exploring the frontiers between architecture, visual cultures and social activism. Currently, he holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Universidade de Brasília. In 2019, he was co-curator of the Chicago Architecture Biennial “And Other Such Stories.” He is based in Brasília.