Nordic Pavilion / Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

At the Venice Biennale’s 18th International Architecture Exhibition, the Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, Sweden) present Girjegumpi: The Sámi Architecture Library. Official description: Girjegumpi is a spatialisation of conversations and research initiated by Joar Nango over two decades of practice at the intersection of architecture and art. As an itinerant, collective library, the project has evolved and expanded as it has travelled. Everywhere it stops, it involves numerous collaborations with architects, artists, and craftspeople.

Central to the project is the archive that it contains and shares – from rare titles to contemporary books, the collection of more than five hundred editions embraces topics such as Sámi architecture and design, traditional and ancestral building knowledge, activism, and decoloniality. Commissioners: Kieran Long, ArkDes – The Swedish Centre fo Architecture and Design, Stina Høgkvist, The National Museum of Norway; Carina Jaatinen, The Museum of Finnish Architecture. Curators: Carlos Mínguez Carrasco and James Taylor-Foster (ArkDes). Exhibitor: Joar Nango.

Girjegumpi: The Sámi Architecture Library. Nordic Pavilion / Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. May 25, 2023.

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