We Are In Venice...
exploring the Freespace of the 16th Architecture Biennale in Venice. The 2018 edition is curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara with an intense didactic activity and ability to involve new generations with the combination of architecture and education.
The curators presents projects that reflect on well-known buildings of the past in the section Close Encounter and highlight works developed from teaching experiences in the section The Practice of Teaching. In seven locations around the city there will be 12 Collateral Events promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions.
The collaboration between the Venice Biennale and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in the Sale d’Armi in the Arsenale pavilion will contemplate the future of social housing by presenting three-story section of the Robin Hood Gardens social housing estate.
Curators are opening opportunities to discuss various interpretations of the Freespace manifesto in Meetings on Architecture series, where stated “we see architecture as the translation of need in its widest sense into meaningful space. In the effort to translate Freespace into the many wonderful languages of the world, we hope that it prises open the gift which architectural invention has the potential to contribute with each project”.
The 2018 Biennale will be open to the public from May 26-November 25.