Rio de Janeiro architect and urban planner Washington Fajardo has been named by the Bienal de São Paulo Foundation as curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2016. Fajardo is president of the Rio World Heritage Institute (Instituto Rio Patrimônio da Humanidade) and the Municipal Council of Cultural Heritage Protection (Conselho Municipal de Proteção do Patrimônio), as well as special advisor to Mayor Eduardo Paes on urban planning issues.
“Juntos” (Together) wants to give visibility to the stories of people who fight for change in architecture among the general institutional passiveness of the big cities in the country, and actually conquering change. The show is an overview of these conquests, of the process behind the meeting of the activist, the fighter and the architect becoming “brothers” in this new elaboration of architecture and space.
Exhibitors: João Felipe Wallig, Goma Oficina, Leticia Monte, Nanda Eskes, Mario Quintanilha/Paulo, Pedro Henrique de Cristo, Caroline de Cristo, Plus D Studio, Mauro Bonelli, Tia Surica, Ruy Rezende, Dyonne Boy, Tia Maria, Pedro Évora, Pedro Rivera, Merced Guimarães, IPN, Damião Braga, Quilombo da Pedra do Sal, Pequena África, Tia Ciata, Giovane Harvey, Sara Zewde, Junior Perim, Vinicius Daumas, Rodrigo Azevedo, Vik Muniz, Basil Water, Chico Rocha, Bruno Porto, Lula, O Norte, Dona Dalva, Terra Tuma Arquitetos Associados, Laura Taves, Clarisse Linke, ITDP, Zé Lobo, Transporte Ativo, Studio-X, Fernando Assad, Elisabete França, MMBB, H+F, Roberto Andrés.
- Curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Washington Fajardo. Courtesy of Pool Communications.