Among the projects of the Biennale
The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, titled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT, will open to the public from Saturday May 28th to Sunday November 27th 2016 at the Giardini and the Arsenale, and will be directed by Alejandro Aravena and organized by La Biennale di Venezia. The front is seen as the place where architects fight every day to improve the quality of the built environment and the lives of people.
The rich world of the Biennale
The Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT will be laid out in a unitary exhibition sequence where architecture and design will be acclaimed and applauded, from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and will include 88 participants from 37 different countries. 50 of them will be participating for the first time, and 33 architects are under the age of 40. REPORTING FROM THE FRONT will be about sharing with a broader audience the work of people who are scrutinizing the horizon looking for new fields of action, facing issues like segregation, inequalities, peripheries, access to sanitation, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration, informality, crime, traffic, waste, pollution and the participation of communities, integrating creativity and common sense.
There are three special projects in the program: "Reporting from Marghera and Other Waterfronts", a reinterpretation of some of the most significant projects of urban regeneration of industrial harbours, already implemented or being implemented to reflect on the complex productive reconversion of Porto Marghera; "A World of Fragile Parts", where the Biennale di Venezia and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) in London address the issue of threats to the preservation of global heritage attractions, investigating how the production of copies can help in the preservation of artworks; "Conflicts of an Urban Age", created in anticipation of the World Conference of the United Nations Habitat III in the pavillon of the cities, offers insights on trends and conflicts in the current urban context, such as exponential growth, the erosion of public space and the rampant environmental degradation.
The Architecture Saturdays
Do not miss the Architecture Saturdays, a series of meetings planned every last weekend of the month, where the protagonists of the exhibition will be the speakers of the meeting, and the return of the Bienniale Session, an event created for institutions working in the field of education and research, such as universities and academies.