Title: Mahalla: Urban Rural Living.
Commissioner: the Art and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Curators: Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, professors of architecture and design at ETH Zurich, and founding partners of Christ & Gantenbein.
The exhibition addresses the theme of the Architecture Biennale 2021 “How will we live together?” by researching an important aspect of the Uzbek cultural heritage: the mahalla. With their architectural structure occurring mainly as a genuinely rural space embedded within an urban context, mahallas represent an ancient and contemporary form of “living together” taking on specific meanings of cultural centers and self-government bodies. Due to economic pressure and changing habits, they are slowly being replaced by new forms of housing.
Quarta Tesa, Tese Cinquecentesche in the Arsenale
May 22 – July 31 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Aug 1 – Nov 21, 10am – 6pm
Quarta Tesa, Tese Cinquecentesche in the Arsenale, Arsenale, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy