Vo Trong Nghia: Building Nature
Vo Trong Nghia and Philip Jodidio
Four international illustrators and four authors bring the universe of ruangrupa’s documenta fifteen to life through graphic storytelling, stimulating readers’ imaginations with their vivid imagery. Each of the five tours — Humor, Local Anchor, Independence, Generosity, and Transparency — is based on the value system of the Indonesian curatorial team and offers ideas and perspectives that complement the exhibition. Walking, Finding, Sharing encourages visitors to find their own ways of approaching documenta fifteen: each path is a suggestion and can be explored spontaneously, in full or only in parts. This entertaining book serves as a reference, a joyful companion, and an innovative guide that will inspire both children and adults to engage with the exhibition.
Vo Trong Nghia (b. 1976) studied architecture at the Nagoya Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo, before founding Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2006 in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. His designs are at the foregront of ‘green’ architecture and sustainable practices, and have received numerous accolades, including multiple World Architecture Community Awards and a Wallpaper* Design Award in 2021. Philip Jodidio is the author of numerous books, including monographs on Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid as well as The New Pavilions, Casa Moderna: Latin American Living and Casa Tropical: Houses by Jacobsen Arquitetura.