The interactive exhibition “Archi/Textūra” will present three years of research on the topic of non-visual experiential architecture by architect Rasa Chmieliauskaitė and art theorist dr. Justinas Kalinauskas. These researches, carried out together with the Lithuanian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired community, sought a new grammar of the organization of architectural space, aimed at invisible dialogue with the environment around us and revealed through tactile, auditory and orientational relations with the architectural phenomenon.
The interactive pavilion presented in the exhibition will reveal a new and unusual practice of cognition of architectural space, which will allow visitors to nonvisually experience undiscovered or underestimated qualities of the organized environment. In this way, the organizers of the exhibition invite you to discover additional depth in the environment around us and learn to read space with the various sensory instruments available to people.
The 1st stage of the exhibition will start at Kaunas Artists’ House on May 26, 6.30 p.m. The exhibition will run at Kaunas Artists’ House until June 12. In the next stages, the pavilion will travel to other areas of Kaunas with a separate program.
Guided tours with project team members and registration for it will be announced shortly.
The idea of the exhibition: Rasa Chmieliauskaitė
Architecture: Rasa Chmieliauskaitė, Justinas Kalinauskas
Textile construction: Gabrielė Julija Kupčinskaitė
Soundscape: Arnas Mikalkėnas
Research methodology: Justinas Kalinauskas
Consultants and testers: Irma Jokštytė, Ramutis Janšauskas, Paulius Lėveris, Vytautas Lėveris and other members of the LASS community
The project is presented by: Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022
Project partners: Kaunas Artists’ House, Lithuanian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Kaunas Branch of the Lithuanian Union of Architects