Architects meet in Fuoribiennale. Identities for a changing World: Programma

Architects meet in Fuoribiennale
Identities for a changing World
5th edition
2 days of talks, conferences, meetings, awards, drink&party
May 25th, 26th 2018 | Palazzo Widmann | Venice

During the opening days of the 16th International Architecture Biennale, in Venice, AIAC Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica presents the 5th edition of Architects meet in Fuoribiennale: Identities for a changing World.

The event proposes a reflection on how Architecture is dealing with the changing World that challenges traditional identities. The first day will focus on the Culture of Competitions, introducing the Italian point of view and the European scenario. The second day, starting from what is going on in Europe the meeting will have a look at what is happening in China.


/ Friday 25 th
More Competitions, No Borders

/4pm – 6pm
Italian Identities
Presentation of the two Contests launched by AIAC to promote young italian talents, architects and critics: Young Italian Architects (lectures of the 10 finalists) and Young Critics (lectures of the 10 finalists)
coordinated by Diego Barbarelli, Marco Maria Sambo and Lpp
greetings by Vicky Syriopoulou – Oikos

/6pm – 6:45pm
No borders
Presentation of the book on the Border Wall and its connections to architecture – as an example of work architects will not do, the negative affects it has on construction, and the call to a profession to take moral positions on issues facing society.
by Architecture Lobby (introduction by Bill Menking and Peggy Deamer)

/6:45pm – 7pm
IN-Contest, competitions making culture
A survey conducted during the Milan Design Week 2017 that presents how the good practice of contests can positively affect at the same time architects, brands, municipalities, administrations, cultural entities and, of course, people.
by Superficial Studio

/7pm – 8:30pm
Identities Vs Diversities in Competitions
Architectuur Lokaal, A10 new European architecture Cooperative and Project Compass will present the latest developments in Competition Culture in Europe, a project that started in 2017. This will be the occasion to introduce a vocabulary and stories on competitions in Italy, Finland, The Netherlands, France and the UK.
presented by Architectuur Lokaal and A10 new European Architecture Coop
coordinated by Indira van t Klooster

Presentation of the project Residenza Tarvisium
Case Study: one of the example where the tool of competition leeds to a concrete result. Is the case of this project in Treviso. The winner practice will show the details of the process.
by Angelo Costa SCA – Studio Costa Architecture

Award ceremony of Young Italian Architects and Young Critics Contests



/ Saturday 26th
Changing identities in China

Architects in comparison

Digital futures in China

Matias del Campo, Behnaz Farahi, Patrik Schumacher, Philip Yuan
A round table coordinated by Neil Leach

International architects working in China
Nanne de Ru (Powerhouse Company), Louis Becker (Henning Larsen), Florian Idenburg (SO-IL)
selected by Hans Ibelings
greetings by Claudio Balestri – Oikos

Italian architects working in China
Progetto CMR, Exclusiva Design, Kokaistudios, Lombardini 22, n! studio
selected by LPP

China Vision
Zhu-Pei (Studio Zhu-Pei), Zhang Ming, Zhang Lei (Azl Architects), Liu Kecheng
with the Curator Li Xiang Ming
selected by Gaetano Di Gesu

Taliesin Party
presented by the School of Architecture at Taliesin
introduction by Aaron Betsky



Architects meet in Fuoribiennale
Identities for a changing World
5th edition
2 days of talks, conferences, meetings, awards, drink&party

May 25th, 26th 2018
Palazzo Widmann | Calle Widmann – 30121 Cannaregio Venice

Ideation and organization: AIAC – Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica – presS/Tfactory
Hosted by Studio Costa Architecture
Special Thanks to OIKOS, Consorzio tutela Prosecco Doc
Editorial Partners: AR Edizioni, ioArch
With the support of: Creative Industries Fund NL

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