THE BALTIC ATLAS
… is a gradient between two questions. The first: "what is possible to imagine?" focuses on interpretations, fictional stories, analyses, and reflections on the ongoing processes, and proposes future projections. The second: "what is possible?" is an inquiry into the methods, resources, and parameters that define space.
Parallel discourses are positioned next to each other—overlaid in an atlas that works in range of different modes. An atlas is a medium that unravels multiple ways of seeing the region of the Baltic States as an intensification of networks, agendas, and ideas that are relevant on a global scale. This publication offers a sense of an open-ended ecology of spatial practices—a forum on what is to come.
Dagnija Smilga and Karlis Berzins as practicing architects, scholars, researchers, and curators for the past 12 years has been operating between Zürich, Vienna and Riga. Their latest projects include publication “The Baltic Atlas” and co-curating and designing exhibition "The Baltic Pavilion" - Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian representation in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2016.