The workshop “Altering Matters: urban materials and their trajectories” this week happening at SODAS 2123 invited architects and all interested in the building cultures to discover and test sustainable construction methods together. Through guided tours, lectures, discussions and workshops, participants explored the geological and infrastructural layers of Vilnius, the creative reuse of urban materials, the creation of local bio-materials and geo-materials, and the possibilities of their application in architecture.
Using redundant earth from construction sites and processing it with rammed earth techniques, workshop participants created spatial installation that will invite visitors to travel back in geological time more than 15,000 years ago and imagine how territory of Vilnius and the present-day hills of Rasai and Šeškinė, which were then the banks of a melting glacial river looked like back in the days.
At the final event, the workshop participants and organisers will present the creative process and the result. The workshop tutors architects from Estonia kuidas.works will share stories of their implemented projects and their creative and educational practice.
Time: 19:00, September 22nd
Location: SODAS 2123 outdoor space
Curator: Martynas Germanavičius
Coordinator: Eglė Kliučinskaitė
Organisers: SODAS 2123, Architektūros fondas, Gallery Weekend
The project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius City Municipality.
Special thanks to: „Grinda“, „Vilniaus šilumos tinklai“, „Tech City“, „PERI“, „Naresta“, „Baltcap“.