BY Jana Perkovic
The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia has appointed the International Jury for the Architecture Biennale. The five-member team is Pippo Ciorra, Sergio Fajardo, Marisa Moreira Salles, Hashim Sarkis, and Karen Stein.
Architect and critic Pippo Ciorra has been the Senior Curator for architecture at Rome’s MAXXI, Museum of the 21st Century Arts.
Sarkis and Stein are also noted architectural minds. Sarkis is the Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, and former Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. An architectural advisor and design critic, Stein is the Executive Director of the George Nelson Foundation in the US.
The two remaining names align with the shift in focus that the 15th Biennale has announced, towards social responsibility and the global South: Brazilian Moreira Salles is a noted publisher and entrepreneur in the field of technology, and founder of Arq.Futuro, a think tank on the future of cities. Mathematics professor Sergio Fajardo, on the other hand, comes to the jury from his experience as former mayor of Medellin in Colombia.
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