The 13th International Architecture Exhibition, curated by David Chipperfield and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will close with success on Sunday November 25th. The Finissage of the Exhibition will take place on Saturday November 24th.
The closing press conference will be held at 11:30 am at the ASAC Library at the Giardini with the President Paolo Baratta and the Director David Chipperfield.
The “Grande Meeting di chiusura” will be a series of round table discussions reviewing the intentions of the Exhibition and the reactions to Common Ground and will take place at the Teatro alle Tese, Arsenale. The meetings, established in the context of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground, are an occasion to explore the themes of the exhibition Common Ground along with the curator, architects, scholars and critics; they are addressed to the public of the Biennale Architettura that is made up, besides professionals, by architecture lovers, students and visitors of all ages, backgrounds and origins.
Several will be the themes for discussion during the morning Meeting,among these, Making Visible the Collective Value, which will see the participation of Theatrum Mundi / The Global Street and We Are Here Venice (these two new urban forums seek to understand what brings life to a city, particularly in its public places and ask how these might be better arranged, organised and designed. Architects and town planners are mixed with activists, community groups, scientists and artists to reimagine the resources of Venice for the 21st Century). In the afternoon, Common Ground will be declined in four different sessions with the following titles: Common Ground by, Politics and Society, Media and Society and Common Ground and Education. The meeting will be moderated by the President of la Biennale di Venezia Paolo Baratta and by the Curator David Chipperfield with the contribution of some participants of the 13th Exhibition including Rafael Moneo, Luis Férnandez-Galiano, Wouter Vanstiphout and Reiner de Graaf together with Alice Rawsthorn (design critic of the International Herald Tribune), Andres Lepik (Curator), Bernhard Schulz (art and architectural critic), Matthew Slotover (English publisher and entrepreneur, co-publisher of Frieze magazine and co-director of Frieze Art Fair), Brett Steele (director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture and AA Publications), and Oliver Wainwright (The Guardian's architecture and design critic).
The meetings will be followed by three of the 77 Universities participating in the project Biennale Sessions of la Biennale di Venezia: Università degli Studi di Firenze - Facoltà di Architettura (Italy), Venice International University (Italy), and Università degli Studi di Trento - Facoltà di Ingegneria (Italy).