This talk was a first official presentation of “The Swamp Pavilion” - Lithuanian representation in 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, curators of the pavilion presented a conceptual framework of the project and discussed why and how the swamp is relevant today. In light of our age marked by existential threats of war and mutually assured destruction, of climate change and its enforcement of new global patterns of disaster and migration, the Swamp Pavilion interrogates the relevance of a single country’s representation when these transnational crises have become the norm.

October 12, 2017. National Gallery of Art, Konstitucijos ave. 22, Vilnius.