Venice Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale: the topics of the 17th edition

Hashim Sarkis presents the International Architecture Exhibition, entitled “How we will live together?”, held in Venice from August 29. 

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The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will be held from August 29 to November 29 in Venice, at Giardini and Arsenale. Lebanese architect Hashim Sarkis will be the curator for the edition titled “How will we live together?”, while Roberto Cicutto replaced Paolo Baratta at the presidency.

Today, during the online presentation, Paolo Baratta asks what an architecture exhibition means: it’s a dialogue among architects, he explains, but also a way to make the public a careful visitor, feeding the desire of architecture.

Hashim Sarkis, after a team presentation, introduces the topics of the Architecture Biennale. The curator explains the title of the exhibition: “how” means looking for concrete solutions, “will” is the power of architecture, “we” is referred to people, “live” is not simply to exist but to flourish, “together” involves universal values, and the question mark symbolizes an open question made by generations about climate change and inequalities.  

The 17th Architecture Exhibition in Venice will work at different scales: body, city and plan, with a total of 114 projects from all around the world. Organized as usual in two locations, Arsenale and Giardini, the Biennale will be divided by teams and topics.

Arsenale will present architecture in human body, including technology; the second part will be dedicated to demography, with projects made for high density in cities and to provide alternative ways to reorganize spaces; the third part, prepared by universities, will include for example digital education.

Giardini will be divided in two teams: the first one talks about boundaries – political and geographic, including Amazon, oceans and a look on infrastructures. The second one is related to the future of the planet.

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