The 15. International Architecture exhibition in Venice

The Venice Biennale | The 15TH International Architecture exhibition

The Venice Biennale. The 15TH International Architecture exhibition.

The 2016 Biennale Architettura in Venice. On May 28th 2016 the 15th International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice will be open to the public and for six months it will show to a wide public what improving the quality of life through the architecture means.

The title of this edition is REPORTING FROM THE FRONT and it will be directed by Alejandro Aravena, who, until November 27th 2016, will have the aim of sharing the work of those people who look for new ways of considering the space, facing issues such as segregation, inequalities, peripheries, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration, crime, traffic, waste, pollution, and the participation of communities.

Alejandro Aravena | curator of 15th edition of Biennale Architettura in Venice

The 2016 Biennale Architettura in Venice. The exhibition and the international participations

The exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT will be laid out in a unitary itinerary from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and will include 88 participants coming from 37 different countries. 50 of them will be participating for the first time, and 33 architects are under the age of 40.
The exhibition will host 64 national participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and in the historic centre of Venice.
5 countries will be participating for the first time: Philippines, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Seychelles and Yemen.

According to Alejandro Aravena, curator of the exhibition, this Biennale Architettura will present some examples which, despite complications (and maybe thanks to them), will illustrate and create something from what we have at our disposal, instead of expressing resignation to what we don’t have anymore.
Only for this reason, as far as I’m concerned, it would be worth going to Venice to visit this exhibition, and I would write dozens of posts to support and share this idea.

I really liked the previous Biennale Architettura and I show you in my post about the review of 2014. This edition will be characterized by optimism and positive thoughts, whereas the 2015 Biennale Arte was characterized by pessimism, as I touched on also in the post in which I described my attendance at the inauguration of 2015 Biennale.

Representative image of The 15TH International Architecture exhibition

The representative image of this edition is “The woman on the ladder”, a woman not afraid of falling down, who is scrutinizing the horizon.
This should be the attitude of the visitors to the 15th edition of Biennale Architettura in Venice, looking at the good that has been done and could be useful some day, in the future.


The 15th International Architecture Exhibition
from May 28th to November 27th 2016





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