Julián D'Angiolillo

ANTROPOLIS (2011)

The project Antropolis proposed to build an anomalous park with materials used by the urban infrastructure and maintenance of public spaces. We draw a space with fences, columns and public lighting artifacts, deploying a new assembly order that subverted the functionality for which they were designed to serve the city-hall urbanism.
During the first year of Tecnopolis (2011), a technology and science fair that the Argentine Government built in commemoration of the Bicentennial, Antropolis defined its topography on debris that were part of the facilities of the former Batallion #601, a military intelligence service within the Argentine army running on the same site during the last dictatorship. From these ruins we began to construct Antropolis, also taking advantage of resources and wastes generated from the immense construction project the fair entailed. Quickly the Antro became a sponge, symptomatic of the entire work, or at least, a parasite of Tecnopolis, giving birth to the natural and inevitable suburb which drifts away from all technical optimism.

Become a StallHolder (2010)

"When Columbus came to America, the Indians were waiting with a fair" Jorge Castillo, Punta Mogote´s Administrator.

La Salada it´s a group of fairs that specialize in textiles, which is located outside the city of Buenos Aires, above the ruins of old popular seaside resorts. Twice a week, at daybreak, the fair activates a powerful non-hegemonic economy trough an endless amount of home made factories that supply to all the wholesale that come from all around the country.

The stallholders have built with creativity and with a multitudinous system for those who can´t find in the regular city what it’s offered by La Salada, establishing its own laws and forcing the government to come to negotiate. Thanks to the judicial pressure over the city hall to clean the pollution from the Riachuelo river (were its located the most parlous faire), it´s accelerated a process of transformation of the land that will produce an unexpected negotiation between the government and the fair.

The Real Estate Wanderer (2007 / ?)

Displace / Rivadavia Park bio-geography (2006)

After the 2001 argentinian political and economic crisis, Parque Rivadavia in Buenos Aires was wholly occupied by its traditional book, album and stamp collecting market. The city government’s primary excuse for evicting families and merchants to occupied the park was a remodeling project. Before fencing the park in for good, a barrier that served as a support for advertising was put up during the works being held in the park. This became the modus operandi for a series of reforms of most of the city’s parks and squares (many of them still in progress) that condition the hours when they are open.

book- 192 pgs/20*14 cm

The Entropic Arc of Triumph (of The Square’s courtyard) (2004)