tbilisi insights | city [un]archived

research and process based exhibition & intervention by tbilisi insights collective | gallery nectar, tbilisi, georgia [9. – 30.10.2014] & ajz space, yerevan, armenia [22.3. – 5.4.2015] & onomatopee, eindhoven, netherlands [29.10. – 22.11.2015]

tbilisi insights aims to outline a non-linear, personal perspective on the transformations of daily life in modern georgia. architecture, when not explored as a merely functional assemblage of speechless elements which compose inhabited spaces, incorporates life, therefore tbilisi insights considers, as the very foundation of architecture, people. people who need places to live and work, who build and envision, who inhabit and change the given and future architectural structure.

hence the project presents glimpses into personal, unintentional archives of those living within tbilisi’s architecture, a collection of various media and different forms, yet extending this insight into the past to imaginary concepts and critical alternatives of living within the modern city today.

the individual tends to be set in an inadequate dichotomy of private and public spaces which we are made to believe are for the people’s good, yet state structures as well as those created by private enterprises disrupt not only the understandings of dichotomous space, but even more so interactions within, leaving the city with blanks when it comes to a common envisioning of its future.

our publication ‘city [un]archived’ together with onomatopee in eindhoven, netherlands, a multifaceted compendium with additional contributors invited, was launched on october 29, 2015 in the frame of exhibiting our informal archive in eindhoven, followed by a two day discursive program on october 30/31, 2015. city [un]archived | onomatopee