SILK ROAD EXHIBITION

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

12.2015

‘We may find our identities in our own cultures, but we gain nothing from exclusion. Let us be moved by others’ music, by their art, by the vast and myriad possibilities in the cross-fertilisation of cultures which make up the world today’

- Luis Montreal

Mapping Architectural Resilience on the Silk Road was a five month pan-Asian project in which Freiraum Kollektive explored the notion of resilient futures in some of the world's most remote and fastest developing contexts. We connected with communities living nomadically in the Kyrgyz steppes, ran a workshop for those displaced by the 2011 tsunami in Japan and reflected on post-2010 cities built from the desert in Kazakhstan.

Our twelve milestones included academic seminars, cartographic explorations, written articles and workshops in the field.

We exhibited the project in December 2015 at Cafe Ved Buen in Nørrebro, Copenhagen. The exhibition opening on December 2 reached full capacity and subsequent positive feedback and interest in the project has inspired us to create an exhibition catalogue collating insights and visual material from the project that extends beyond the scope of the exhibition.