Great Britain 2021, 22 May 2021 — 21 Nov 2021
National Participations

Great Britain 2021

The Garden of Privatised Delights

Giardini, Giardini, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy

Title: The Garden of Privatised Delights
Commissioner: Sevra Davis, Director Architecture Design Fashion, British Council
Curators: Manijeh Verghese, Madeleine Kessler
Exhibitors: Unscene Architecture, The Decorators, Built Works, Studio Polpo, Public Works, vPPR

Drawing inspiration from Netherlandish artist Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, the exhibition invites visitors to engage in the debate around the privatisation of public space in Britain today; from the pub to the playground, common land to the garden square, the high street to facial recognition technology. Together, with five teams of architects, designers and researchers, the curators present “The Garden of Privatised Delights” at the British Pavilion to reimagine public space to be more inclusive and demonstrate the role that design and architecture can take in supporting a more inclusive future. Each room within the British Pavilion presents a new model for the future of public space through an immersive installation, designed to engage us in the debate.

Contacts & Details


May 22 – July 31 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Aug 1 – Nov 21, 10am – 6pm


Giardini, Giardini, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy
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