Forecast and Fantasy

By Andres Kurg & Mari Laanemets

Forecast and Fantasy: Architecture without Borders, 1960s–1980s stages a meeting point for scientific predictions and futuristic fantasies that were manifested in architecture and art from the 1960s to the 1980s. The works gathered here emerged from the new technological reality that followed the Second World War, and took it along unexpected paths: foreseeing the replacement of work with games and collective pleasures in computerised societies, turning away from the overarching machine logic and replacing it with myths and romantic ideas of the human being, or looking for traces of other civilisations from space, instead of conquering it. Focusing on Eastern European conceptual architecture and drawing it together with selected parallels from the West, the book presents a new reading of the ‘postmodern turn’. It also recontextualises phenomena such as ‘paper architecture’, constructivist aesthetics, and geometric abstractionism.

Tallinn, 2024, 21 x 28 cm, 400pp. illustrated, Paperback.

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