will organize for 2018:

at Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo and Giardini Marinaressa 
at Palazzo Michiel


 VENUES     European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa  
 LOCATION         Venice, Italy
 PROMOTER      GAA Foundation
 ORGANIZERS     Rachele de Stefano, Alesia Varnaeva, Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana,
     Elena Volpato,  Bianca Bonaldi
 OPENING PERIOD     26 May - 25 November 2018 (preview: 24 + 25 May 2018)


In the context of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa presents architects from 6 continents, brought together in an extraordinary combination.

This exhibition documents current developments and thoughts in architecture, highlighting fundamental questions by discussing the philosophical concepts Time, Space and Existence. An international group of architects and architecture photographers with different cultural backgrounds and who are in different stages of their careers, i.e. established architects next to photographers whose works might be less known. What they have in common is their dedication to architecture in the broadest sense of their profession.

The exhibition shows a large diversity of projects (models, concepts, research results, dreams, hopes and ideas), combining classical architectural presentations with surprising artistic elements. In addition, we present for the first time an extraordinary combination of architecture photos, a wide range of individual approaches that make a sincere strong statement. Each location has a particular atmosphere. The rooms in Palazzo Bembo mainly highlight solo presentations by architects such as Curt Fentress or research projects such as the University of Arkansas. With its typical Venetian features, Palazzo Mora will show a variety of architects within its grand spaces, such as the work of Arata Isozaki. In the Giardini Marinaressa there will be large presentation from the work of ao.Kengo Kuma and Daniel Libeskind.

By combining different architectural thoughts and approaches, this exhibition aims to enlarge our human awareness of our own personal existence as a human being within a specific space and time.

 VENUES     European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Michiel
 LOCATION         Venice, Italy
 PROMOTER      GAA Foundation
 ORGANIZERS     Camille Guibaud, Anais.Hammoud
 OPENING PERIOD     26 May - 25 November 2018 (preview: 24 + 25 May 2018)

Pioneer event VENICE DESIGN is the largest International Design exhibition running alongside La Biennale di Venezia. From May 26th to November 25th 2018, the third consecutive edition of VENICE DESIGN will again be hosted by the European Cultural Centre. In the historical location of Palazzo Michiel, facing the Grand Canal, international Designers invade the venue to express themselves and to propose a singular reflexion on materialising, shaping and transforming our daily environment. Design will show its ongoing connection between body, object and space challenging the visitors to interact with pieces and immersive installations.

Around 50 international creators from 30 different countries and of various cultural backgrounds are invited to present their processes and visions towards Design. Constellations of creators will shine a light on the meaning of conceiving and producing our forthcoming living spheres through conscious designs, innovative objects and experiential installations. Through their social and ethical processes, some invited Designers are raising a collective awareness leading to significant statements. While a few reflect upon innovative approaches towards shaping and re-thinking materiality, others will offer physical experiences. Palazzo Michiel becomes a vibrating space where interdisciplinary Design inspires and stimulates curiosity. The body as a structural architecture and a performative element at the core of those initiatives will reconnect with its interactivity.

As an international platform, VENICE DESIGN will travel to Mexico City, thanks to its first collaboration with Archivo, Architecture & Design Museum for the occasion of World Design Capital 2018. In addition, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Coalesce x Antidote participating as the first National Pavillon of Pakistan.

Invariably connected to its local roots, VENICE DESIGN thanks to its city map will allow its visitors to wander around the city to discover 40 independent craftsmen living and working in Venice.


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