Beyond Entropy Angola

Beyond Entropy Angola is a research project that culminated in the first Pavilion of the Republic of Angola at the 2012 Venice Biennale.
The proposal is for an active design tool that prototypes a possible urban future of Luanda. The initial research was developed with the assistance of the Municipal Administration of Cazenga and students at the Methodist University of Angola. The installation is a real scale prototype of a fragment of a common ground for Luanda reconstructed on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and was articulated around three types of space: the voids of the footprint of the buildings and the common ground in between them; and the soundscape of the city. Along with the prototype, the project includes the manifesto Towards a New Urban Energy and the documentary Beyond Entropy Angola.

Year: 2012
Assistants: Yeon Lee, Roland Shaw
Art Direction & Design: Beyond Entropy Africa
Sound: Beyond Entropy Africa
Film: Pedro Lino, Sparkle Animation
Co-curated with Stefano Rabolli Pansera

Angola Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exposition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2012

This project has also been exhibited at:
Luanda Upside Down – at Iperforma, Porto 2012
Making Africa – Design Indaba, Cape Town 2015
Constellations.s.habiter_le monde, Bordeaux 2016
African Mobilities: This is Not a Refugee Camp, Munich 2018
Emergent Architecture Studio Based in Luanda, Luanda 2018