Architecture without Architecture is a project by Asli Serbest and Mona Mahall (Igma) in cooperation with Adnan Yildiz (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart).
If architecture is regarded as a conceptually open, artistic field – then it does not have to refer to building. Then it does not have to follow institutional standards or give in to conventions. Then it has only to refer to what has formerly and currently been known as architecture. Thereby it can be affirmative, or critical, or both at the same time. It can become film, graphic, activism, or narrative. It can use existing forms of architecture or develop anti-forms. It can challenge institutions, notions of architecture, and the role of the architect. It can ask, where architecture ends and it can relocate the border.
In the setting of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, architecture is – at least for us – also a question of artistic, urban, and historic contextualization in the city of Stuttgart. The answers to this question are individual and courageous; they range from a ping pong party, an obsessive video, a picture exchange, a shadow sculpture, a sound installation, a style application, a dream toilet, and a voting event, to a light space.