GUIDED TOURS VENICE
17th Biennale of Architecture in Venice 2021
HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER
The Biennale of Architecture in Venice emerged from the Art Biennale and has been taking place in the lagoon city since 1980, just like the Art Biennale every two years. Every nation participating in the exhibition has its own pavilion - some of them designed by important architects of the 20th century - in which the current contributions of the respective nation can be seen.
The exhibition grounds occupy part of the public gardens, the "Giardini Pubblici", which emerged under Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century, as well as the Arsenale. Both can be reached via a beautiful waterfront promenade, the "Riva degli Schiavoni", from St. Mark's Square. Furthermore, country pavilions, objects and installations are scattered across the entire urban area.
The 17th Biennale of Architecture in Venice has had a new president since 2020: it is no longer Paolo Baratta (1939) from Milan, but the Venetian Roberto Cicutto has been given this office. The 17th Biennale of Architecture will run from May 22nd to November 21st 2020. The exhibition is curated by Lebanese Hashim Sarkis (1964, Beirut). The title of the 17th Biennale of Architecture in Venice is HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER. The architect Sarkis, owner of Hashim Sarkis Studios (HSS) based in Boston and Beirut, is president of the architecture and planning school at the Massacussetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The Biennale of Architecture exhibition 2021 will feature 114 invited participants from 46 countries, with contributions from Africa, Latin America and Asia increasing. A total of 63 country pavilions are present, Grenada, Iraq and Uzbekistan are taking part in the Biennale of Architecture for the first time.