An artistic event stands alongside a bureaucratic-organisational structure that allows it to function and to last to the end, thereby becoming the driving force of the event itself. This structure, in turn, becomes a business, a company of a commercial nature where for-profit rules reign. The local dimension can be lost. Art turns into the catalyser of international capitals while neighbourhoods are aimed at hosting rather than being sites of investigation and social development.
We asked Rural Studio whom we met at the 15. Venice Architecture Biennale. They offered a methodological approach that reconsiders the entire exhibition process in an almost surgical manner, placing once again at the centre of the investigation the design and its protagonists: the inhabitants.
until 27 November 2016
The theatre of the usefull
15. Biennale di Architettura di Venezia
Design: Rural Studio
Local partner: Studio Architetture Precarie
Exhibition set: Andrew Freear, Xavier Vendrell, Elena Barthel, Mary English – Rural Studio; Alessandro Zorzetto – Architetture Precarie; Pasquale Ambrogio, Niccolò Bocenti – Rebiennale