FLUCTUATIONS OF MICROWORLDS – BIOTRICITY. SWAMP RADIO – Swamp School – open public workshop / discussions by Rasa Smite in the framework of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 
RIXC / II Giardino Bianco Art Space, Venice, Italy

Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits. Biotricity. Swamp Radio, 2018. The Swamp School, II Giardino Bianco Art Space, the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Photo: Raitis Smits

The grounding workshop of the Swamp Pavilion interrogates the relevance of a single country’s representation in the times of transnational crisis – existential threats of war and mutually assured destruction, of climate change and its enforcement of new global patterns of disaster and migration. Imaginings of ephemeral architecture suspended between air and water allows one to look for new models for national borders which, rather than create divisions and mark territorial claims, instead propose novel forms of coexistence and interaction.