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The Baltic Atlas
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  The Baltic Atlas
Edited by Kārlis Bërziņš, Jurga Daubaraitė, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraitytė, Niklāvs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zariņa, Jonas Žukauskas.
Contributions by Åbäke, Indrek Allmann, Reinis Āzis, Viesturs Celmiņš, Nancy Couling, Tom Crosshill, Muriz Djurdjevic, Leonidas Donskis, Jānis Dripe, Keller Easterling, David Grandorge, Felix Hummel, Gustav Kalm, Karolis Kaupinis, Maroš Krivý, Carl-Dag Lige, Laura Linsi, Jonathan Lovekin, Agata Marzecova, Timothy Morton, Kaja Pae, Thomas Paturet, Ljeta Putāne, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Markus Schaefer, Jack Self, Nasrine Seraji, Tuomas Toivonen, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Jānis Ušča, Aro Velmet, Ines Weizman.

Graphic design: Åbäke.
published in September 2016
English edition
12,7 x 20,5 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
336 pages (52 color ill. & 30 b/w ill.)
€30.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-248-9
EAN: 9783956792489
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Celebrating the first-ever united Baltic Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, The Baltic Atlas intends to explore the built environment of the Baltic States as a shared space of ideas.
“It is impossible, but as you do not know it is impossible, it might be possible.”
Lolita Jablonskiene, Director of the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, commenting on previous attempts to organize a joint pavilion including all three Baltic States for the Venice Biennale.

The Baltic Atlas, published in conjunction with the exhibition of the Baltic States Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, is a gradient between two questions. The first: “what is it 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.
All texts have been specially written for this publication. 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. Along with the Baltic Pavilion exhibition, this publication offers a sense of an open-ended ecology of practices—a forum on what is to come.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, Baltic Pavillion, at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, from May 28 to November 27, 2016.