Anastassia Smirnova, SVESMI

The project Visionaries – an exhibition and a publication – explores both the process and agents of visionary design production in the age of the next grand narrative. It focuses on the visions by architects, designers, and engineers, who want to change the world systemically. The exhibition participants and the authors of this book aspire to impose an alternative order of things and create not just beautiful physical structures or objects, but ambitious, and, at times, controversial prescriptions for future action. In this way or another, all of them are interested in new models and prototypes that are supposed to be interpreted – not simply replicated! – in multiple productive ways, also by future generations.

Circo de Ideias + Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2022 / editors: Anastassia Smirnova, SVESMI / authors: Alexander D’Hooghe, Anastassia Smirnova, Andrés Jaque, Anupama Kundoo, Aristide Antonas,, Caroline Voet, Cristina Veríssimo & Diogo Burnay, Débora Mesa Molina, Peter Mensinga, Winy Maas / 170×225 / 144p / EN / design: barbara says… / isbn: 978-989-53836-0-3