FREESPACE, the title of this year Biennale, is a word which describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda.
The 16th International Architecture Exhibition FREESPACE will open to the public on 26 May at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues, and elsewhere in Venice. Curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the exhibition includes 71 architects and firms, 63 National Participations and 12 Collateral Events.
The 71 participants will be joined by two Special Sections: the first is titled Close Encounter, meetings with remarkable projects (16 participants) and will present works that originate in a reflection on buildings that are part of the history of Architecture; the second is titled The Practice of Teaching (13 participants) and will collect projects developed as part of teaching experiences.
The collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum continues with the Special Project Applied Arts Pavilion in the Arsenale; a further Special Project will be set up at Forte Marghera in Venice Mestre.
The Biennale Architettura 2018 will be accompanied throughout its duration by a programme of conversations: the Meetings on Architecture are an opportunity to listen to the voices of the protagonists of the Exhibition.