The theme for this year’s Venice Biennale has been revealed: ‘People in Architecture’. “The idea is to help people relate to architecture, help architecture relate to people and help people relate to themselves,” Curator Kazuyo Sejima said. I think this is a great idea for a theme, getting away from architecture as icon or architecture as marketing tool and celebrating the relationship the built environment has with people. That to me is what architecture is about, and why I love this profession (at times!)
This year’s exhibition is planned to have more involvement from universities, encouraging student participation and collaboration in this world-renowned event.
Another new feature is ‘Architecture Saturdays’ – a series of talks, performances and discussions with major architectural minds such as Massimiliano Fuksas and Aaron Betsky, among others.
More details here. Sounds like it is going to be quite a dynamic and exciting exposition. Oh, if only Jetstar flew to Venice!