“There are several battles that need to be won and several frontiers that need to be expanded in order to improve the quality of the built environment and consequently people’s quality of life,” said Alejandro Aravena, this year’s Curator of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, in a statement that marked his appointment.
An architect whose practice has been marked by social engagement and a political awareness, Aravena’s Biennale will focus not on abstract questions of history, theory, and philosophy, but on practice: specifically, and overtly, on how contemporary architectural practice tackles questions of economic inequality, inequitable access, energy consumption, natural disasters, and public space. In short, how it improves real people’s lives.
“We would like to understand what design tools are needed to subvert the forces that privilege the individual gain over the collective benefit, reducing We to just Me,” Aravena wrote.
Here are some key themes to look out for in the upcoming Biennale, which promises to be one of the most interesting.
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