Nearly 120 participants are presenting 55 projects under Common Ground, the theme for this year's architecture biennale in Venice. Stressing cooperation and dialogue, the event features unconventional forms of collaboration between people of various professions, including architects, scientists, artists, photographers and critics. "At the moment, the profession is not that well-related to the public. There is discordance and mistrust. Architecture has become like art, something you go and see rather than live in, while we spend 90 % of our time in poorly designed housing blocks and shopping malls," says British architect David Chipperfield, the biennale's curator.
As usual, the events will take place at two main venues: the Gardens (Giardini), and the Arsenal (Arsenale), as well as at other places in the city. Among the participants are such well-known names as Peter Zumtor, Herzog & de Meuron, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid. The first three days of the event will be photographed by artist and fashion photographer Juergen Teller, who will then compile his best shots in a book on the biennale.Share it:
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