The 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice
The project has received a unique invitation to facilitate both a workshop and a session at the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. The Venice Biennale has since its first appearance been a prestigious international and grand cultural event presenting the forefront in the research and promotion of new trends within the architectural disciplines.
This year, the 14th International Architecture Biennale, entitled “Fundamentals” is directed by the international icon and architect Rem Koolhaas.
“Fundamentals” is about tracing the history of modernity over the past, identifying the fundamental elements – e.g. the floor, the wall, the ceiling, the roof, the door, the window etc. – that act as references for the relationship between human perception and architecture. Illuminating the past, present and future the theme of the Biennale thus invites participants to reconstruct how architecture and built environments positions itself in the future.
As a part of the Biennale, Rem Koolhaas has dedicated the exhibition area called Arsenale to exhibitions, events, and theatrical productions engaging architecture, politics, economics, religion, technology, industry – all professionals that will be gathered there. It is in this context that the Venice Biennale this year quiet exceptional extends its program with few “live students workshops” that built upon the idea that a broad educational offer shall be available addressing individuals as well as groups of students, schools, universities and professionals.
The initiative is based on the active involvement of participants stimulating an interactive approach and triggering creativity when working with the challenges of- and innovation in the built environment. We are very happy to be selected to this event.
The Feed Europe summer school will contribute to this comprehensive multidisciplinary learning environment with workshop days and a session at the exhibition in the grand Tese dei Soppalchi space at the Arsenale.
The Feed Europe Summer School thus positions itself in the focus area of “research and education”. It is based on an approach using the best research and state-of-the-art thinking from each discipline to educate skilful young talents which in the future, within the framework of Urban Farming, are able to develop innovative solutions which in the long term can help foster technological, social and cultural growth on regional, national and international levels. – Thereby contributing to foster better educational programs and research in the European Universities.