Exhibition graphics, Pocket Guide, and two websites for the Austrian Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale 2014 make political representation visible and put it up for discussion. The focus of Commissioner Christian Kühn is the serial-analytical view of the buildings of 196 parliaments in the world.
The key visuals of the exhibition are the architectural models of all parliament buildings complemented by the colored national flags of the states. With a specially developed software we arranged the colors of the national flags according to their area share. This makes color groups visible, which make larger language and cultural spaces clear across state borders. Organized according to the principle of color components, this infographic opens up a new perspective on our world.
In the various communication media the status quo of democracy, dictatorship and world political events is visualized. The accompanying pocket catalog in the form of a color fan provides in-depth facts about the state and parliament.The serially designed pages are broken by current concepts of political discourse.
In addition to the pocket catalog, a special edition of the Austrian architectural journal “Umbau” accompanies the exhibition. Extensive texts deal with different aspects of the architecture policy discourse. Each right-hand side is broken by a controversial notion, creating a new context for the surrounding text.—Buero Bauer