Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Critical Archaeologies #1 - Modern Ruin

The modernist house of the Cypriot architect Polyvios Michaelides (1907-1960) constructed in 1960, is the workshop’s first destination. Walking along the UN military paths inside the Buffer zone; the house -a case of modern ruin- will become a goal and a means to enter the suspended condition of Nicosia’s Dead Zone. The experience of an abandoned domestic space together with a short exhibition of the house’s original plans and photographs will also provide the first scene to begin contemplating on archaeology of modernism in Cyprus.

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