This year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture is like none that came before.
BY Laura Maggi
Take just the previous two, mainly focused on the theoretical aspects of the discipline. The 2012 edition took on the lack of understanding between architecture and society. The 2014 version investigated fundamental elements of the art of designing and constructing buildings.
By contrast, the 2016 edition deals with the awareness of social needs more than with aesthetics. Whatever else, it successfully demonstrates that architecture and architects are ready to resume their mission for building a better world.
This is the positive message that visitors receive after touring the 15th International Exhibition on Architecture, titled “Reporting from the Front” and curated by the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena.
There were questions raised about the Biennale’s changed focus, but there is a real journey of knowledge throughout the Arsenale, the national pavilions of the Giardini and all the satellite locations spread around the lagoon.
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