FREESPACE – Impressions from the Architecture Biennale 2018


Invitation to a conversation between Mario Cucinella MCA, curator of the Italian pavilion, Lars Krückeberg, GRAFT, curator of the German pavilion and Christine Edmaier, president of the Berlin Chamber of Architects about FREESPACE, with exclusive pictures from the Biennale preview by photographer Ken Schluchtmann – 13 June 2018, at FAB Berlin, Sarotti-Höfe

FREESPACE is the theme of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The German pavilion, „Unbuilding Walls“, deals with a very special space, namely the former death strip that marked the division of Germany. Using outstanding urban and architectural examples, the curators of the German pavilion, GRAFT with Marianne Birthler, show how architecture can heal geopolitical „wounds“.

„ARCIPELAGO ITALIA. Projects for the future of the country’s inner territories“, as the Italian pavilion is called, is concerned with the revitalisation of Italy’s internal areas, away from the big cities and coastal areas. Under the direction of the curator Mario Cucinella, the design of FREESPACE is to become an instrument of discussion and help for the decision-makers and will thus figure out a vision for the future.

Christine Edmaier, President of the Berlin Chamber of Architects, represents the architects who deal with FREESPACE in its various outcomes in their daily business.
This unique confrontation between two national pavilions is accompanied by a selection of pictures made by Ken Schluchtmann, sharing his Venice impressions with the guests.

Join us for an Aperetivo Veneziano after the talk-

Wednesday 13th of June, 6.30pm

FAB Architectural Bureau Berlin
Mehringdamm 55
Sarottihöfe Hof 3
Berlin Kreuzberg

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