The 17th International Architecture Exhibition “How will we live together?”: Details Announced

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
February 27, 2020

Curated by Hashim Sarkis and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition is titled “How we will live together?“. To be held between the Central Pavilion at the Giardini, the Arsenale, and Forte Marghera, the exhibition includes 114 participants in the competition coming from 46 countries with increased representation from Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

The National Participations are 63, in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice. Three are participating for the first time at the Biennale Architettura: Grenada, Iraq and Uzbekistan. The Italian Pavilion at the Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale, sponsored and promoted by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e per il Turismo, Direzione Generale Creatività contemporanea, is curated by Alessandro Melis.

“The Biennale Architettura 2020 is motivated by new kinds of problems that the world is putting in front of architecture, but it is also inspired by the emerging activism of young architects and the radical revisions being proposed by the profession of architecture to take on these challenges. But more than ever, architects are called upon to propose alternatives. As citizens, we mobilize our synthetic skills to bring people together to resolve complex problems. As artists, we defy the inaction that comes from uncertainty to ask “What if?”. And as builders, we draw from our bottomless well of optimism. The confluence of roles in these nebulous times can only make our agency stronger and, we hope, our architecture more beautiful.” Hashim Sarkis

17 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
23rd May – 29th November 2020
Preview: 21st and 22nd May
Awards ceremony and inauguration: 23rd May 2020
Giardini and Arsenale, Venice

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