The project, presented by Kowalski and Szczelina, is about the overproduction of garbage, which is a global problem every country in the world has to deal with.
The modern answer to the overproduction of waste coming from a lifestyle of excessive consumption is recycling. It seems to be the only hope of slowing down the process of covering our planet with garbage. The “Let’s talk about garbage” project is an attempt to show new, alternative strategies for fighting with the waste landslide covering our cities - how architecture can help diminish it and participate in the recycling process.
Hugon Kowalski, the founder of the firm UGO Architecture, was invited to participate in the main exhibition of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, curated byu Alejandro Aravena, titled „Reporting from the front”. Kowalski invited Marcin Szczelina, an architecture critic and curator the co--creator of Architecture Snob, to participate in the project. In his Biennale manifesto Aravena says: "There are some battles that need to be won and some borders that need to be widened in order to improve the quality of the built environment, and therefore to improve people's quality of life. More and more people on Earth are looking for a proper place to live, and this is more and more difficult to achieve. Any attempt to step outside of business interests usually meets with huge resistance in the chaos of reality and we need to make every effort to solve the important prolems of the increasingly complex world”.