Originally screen print on 300 gsm paper, edition of 30 in each language, numbered, 50 x 70 cm.
The poster assembles idiomatic expressions which are linked to the word “architect” in English and Farsi. The spectrum of words, which form an Ionic column, reaches from “hope” to “totalitarian regime” and points toward the architect as planner and designer which at the same time serves as a metaphor for the author of interventions into spheres which don’t seem to be that of the built environment. Architecture – physical and immaterial – is never neutral but carried and still carries ideologies and claims to power under changing historical circumstances. (Whenever the Heart Skips a Beat, festival of art in the public sphere, Mehringplatz Berlin, 1-15 September 2017)
The Farsi poster is a collaboration with Rambod Vala.