The 18th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice (Italy), organized by La Biennale di Venezia, is titled The Laboratory of the Future. Curated by the founder of the African Futures Institute, Lesley Lokko, the exhibition’s spotlight is on Africa and the African Diaspora. The show runs until November 26, 2023 at the Giardini and the Arsenale.
“The Laboratory of the Future is an exhibition in six parts. It includes 89 Participants, over half of whom are from Africa or the African Diaspora. The gender balance is 50/50, and the average age of all Participants is 43, dropping to 37 in the Curator’s Special Projects, where the youngest is 24. 46% of participants count education as a form of practice, and, for the first time ever, nearly half of Participants are from sole or individual practices of five people or less. Across all the parts of The Laboratory of the Future, over 70% of exhibits are by practices run by an individual or a very small team. (…)”
This video provides you with impressions from the Arsenale, which features works by participants such as AD-WO, Dream The Combine, Flores & Prats Architects, Gbolade Design Studio, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Adjaye Associates with Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Black Females in Architecture, among others.
Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 / Biennale Architettura 2023: The Laboratory of the Future / Arsenale. May 23, 2023.
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