Save the Places: 21 Collateral Events for Architecture Biennale

Edited by: Eugenia Gotti

Event: Collateral Events Biennale

Where: around Venice, Italy

Are you ready? 21 Collateral Events will take place alongside the other official exhibitions during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition (June 7 – 23 November 2014). Selected by Rem Koolhass and supported by non-profit national and international institutions, these collateral events will take place around Venice and, in the words of the Biennale. It will mix architecture with Venice’s dance, music, theatre and cinema biennales for the first time. Together these biennales will offer a series of temporary structures, activities and interventions, forming a comprehensive image of the host country. Air Foundamental – Air Fundamental. Collision between inflatable and architecture by Scuola di Architettura di Siracusa SDS, Università di Catania The installation Air Fundamental is a “pneumatic architecture“, realized by students after a series of researches, held in the venue of Ortiga with the participation of the entire community of Syracuse School of Architecture. This project explores the adjustment capacity of a flexible space (inflatable) placed inside pre-exis ting architectures. This occasion turned the school building into a field for experimentation, activating instantaneous areas essential for temporary events (shows, exhibitions, conferences…) or even some workshops. 4 – 8 June , Arsenale Nord, Spazio Thetis Moskva- urban space Moskva: urban space by Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Development Urban space will take place in the exhibition spaces as well as the inner courtyards of Santa Maria della Pietá, covering approximately 700 square meters. In keeping with the dissimilarity of the spaces, the segment of the exhibition which highlights the city’s past unfolds with inverted prisms hanging from the ceiling, and photographs of iconic buildings, like the experimental housing complexes of the Avant Garde era, colossal Empire-style palace of haute Stalinism and Modernism’s “standardized construction units”. Staging Moscow’s present architectural conditions, the exhibition focuses on public space, exemplified by the ambitious project of Zaryadye Park. A recreated fragment of the proposed park leads onto Moscow’s future central park of the 21st century, illustrating its current debate on paradigms and re-appropriations of public spaces. 7 June – 23 November ,Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello, 3701 Lifting The curtain. Central European Architectural Networks -Lifting The Curtain: Central European Architectural Networks by Polish Modern Art Foundation (PMAF) The aim of the project is to show the co-relations and production of Central European crossnational networks in the development of modern architecture. Their contribution is still unknown or treated as a marginal episode in the post-war his toriography of global modern architecture due to its absence from the main narrative of Western modernity. The project investigates the role of architectural networks and circles at different turning points, from the beginning of the 20th century to the adaptations in the post-war period, and its reflection in the post-socialist condition of the region. 7 June – 23 November  Officina delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 919 (Fondamenta delle Zattere) z club -Z Club On Money, Space, Postindustrialization, And…  by Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) Z Club opens when the sun sets in Venice: every day/night from 9:00pm a programme is put on in the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi that offers a profile through Zurich University of the Arts for seven whole evenings.Discourse meets performance, concerts meet actions. The themes running through this series of seven evenings are “money,” “space,” and “postindustrialisation.” The current crisis (in Europe) is not only economic and political but also spatial. Postindustrialisation offers only certain cities and regions a future, usually in the shape of business headquarters, creative industry hubs, or tourism.Z Club will also celebrate a new monument of post-industrialisation: the former Toni dairy factory, which this summer will open its doors as the new ZHdK campus. Its history reflects the Venetian history of industrialisation, which took place on the island of Giudecca, within sight of the Z Club.

25 – 31


-Across Chinese Cities by Beijing by Beijing Design Week 7 June – 23 November , Arsenale Nord, Tesa 100

-Adaptation by EMG•ART Foundation 7 June – 23 November,  Palazzo Zen, Cannaregio, 4924 (Gesuiti)

-Fundamentally Hong Kong? DELTA FOUR 1984 – 2044 by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects; Hong Kong Arts Development Council 7 June – 23 November , Arsenale, Castello, 2126 (Campo della Tana)

Gotthard Landscape: The Unexpected View by ETH Zurich –AAM Accademia di architettura Mendrisio  8 June – 20 July; 7 September – 5 October , Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro, 810 (Campo San Agnese)

-Grafting Architecture. Catalonia at Venice by Institut Ramon Llull 7 June – 23 November , Cantieri Navali, Castello, 40 (San Piero di Castello)

-“Happiness Forecourt” = “Largo da Felicidade” = “開心前地” by Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E. de Macau (I.C.M.) 7 June – 23 November  Arsenale, Castello, 2126/A (Campo della Tana)

-M9 / Transforming the City by Fondazione di Venezia 7 June – 23 November  Fondazione di Venezia, Dorsoduro, 3488/U (Rio Novo)

-Made in Europe  by Fundació Mies van der Rohe; the European Commission (Creative Europe Program) 7 June – 31 July  Palazzo Michiel dal Brusà, Cannaregio, 4391/A (Strada Nova)

-Mikhail Roginsky. Through the Red Door by Fondazione Mikhail Roginsky 7 June – 23 November , Ca’ Foscari Esposizioni, Dorsoduro, 3246

-Once upon a time in Liechtenstein  by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture 18 – 26 October , Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro, 810 (Campo San Agnese)

Planta  by Fundació Sorigué 7 June – 31 October , Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia, San Marco, 2810 (Campo Santo Stefano)

-Salon Suisse: The next 100 Years – Scenarios for an Alpine City State by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia 7 June, 4 – 6 September, 9-11 October, 30 October – 1 November, 20-22 November, Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro, 810 (Campo Sant’Agnese)

-The Space That Remains: Yao Jui-Chung’s Ruin Series by National Taiwan University of Arts7 June – 30 August , Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello, 3701

-The Yenikapı Project by Zuecca Project Space 5 June – 23 November  

-Time Space Existence by GlobalArtAffairs Foundation 7 June – 23 November , Palazzo Bembo, San Marco, 4793 (Riva del Carbon); Palazzo Mora, Cannaregio, 3659 (San Felice, Strada Nova)

Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan by National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) 7 June – 23 November, Palazzo delle Prigioni, Castello, 4209 (San Marco)

-Young Architects in Africa by CA’ ASI Association 6 June – 31 August , CA’ASI, Palazzo Santa Maria Nova, Cannaregio, 6024 (Campiello Santa Maria Nova)

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