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US Pavilion Investigates Dimensions of Citizenship via Installations At The Venice Biennale

Dr Hatice Ozhisar • Jun 19, 2018 • 238

US Pavilion Investigates Dimensions of Citizenship via Installations At The Venice Biennale

The Pavilion of US explores seven spatial scales as; Citizen, Civitas, Region, Nation, Globe, Network, and Cosmos at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which are telescoping from body to city to heavens and addressing the questions on "Citizenship" positioned as a critical global topic.The exhibition, titled "The Dimensions of Citizenship", is inviting architects and designers to envision what it means a citizen today, which it is said that on the occasion when the expansion of the United States-Mexico border wall looms over more nuanced discourses on national citizenship.

Curated by Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui and Mimi Zeiger with associate curator Iker Gil, the Pavilion presents commissioned installations by architects, landscape archit (...)

Norman Foster Foundation launches its first annual On Cities Workshop in Madrid

WA Contents • Jun 18, 2018 • 594

Norman Foster Foundation launches its first annual On Cities Workshop in Madrid

The Norman Foster Foundation has launched its annual On Cities Workshop with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies. The 2018 On Cities Workshop will explore the premise that emerging urban innovations can create more livable, entrepreneurial communities and dramatically reduce resources consumed by cities, in a week-long event hosted in the Madrid headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation.

A distinguished group of specialists will engage with ten selected students from ten universities around the world sharing a common interest in the subject. This year’s workshop mentor is Kent Larson, Director of MIT Media Lab City Science Group and Initiative, with the participation of Beatriz Colomina, Luis Cueto, Norman Foster, Anupa (...)

reSITE will explore Innovation, Housing and Affordable Living at its ACCOMODATE Conference

WA Contents • May 31, 2018 • 1119

reSITE will explore Innovation, Housing and Affordable Living at its ACCOMODATE Conference

reSITE, the annual conference penetrating in all segments of architecture and urbanism, has announced its final program and speakers for this year's conference, which will be held on June 14–15, 2018 at Prague’s Forum Karlin.

This year, the event's theme is ACCOMODATE and will discuss innovation, housing and affordable living at various levels, with prominent architects, city leaders, experts and designers. The conference will present 50 international speakers from various disciplines, focusing on top quality housing and quality of life, bringing inspiration from the world’s most desirable cities.

Sou Fujimoto, BMW-MINI, Airbnb, WeWork/WeLive and OMA’s Reinier de Graaf, Jeanne Gang of Studio G (...)

Spanish Architects at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Michael Swords • May 30, 2018 • 1052

Spanish Architects at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Most architects and designers will have seen glut of Twitter and Instagram posts over the past few days from friends and colleagues arriving in Venice in this excited anticipation for this year's Venice Biennale 2018, undoubtedly the most eagerly awaited and prestigious event on this year's architectural calendar.

The "Arsenale" in Venice, home to this years "Freespace" exhibition by 71 invited Architects. Image © La Biennale di Venezia

The event opened to the public on the 26th May, with numerous works by Spanish architects on display. In this article, some of the most intriguing installations and pavilions by Spanish Architects on show in this year's event will be briefly discussed.

Coming off the b (...)

Open House Prague Livens the City Up

Elis Mutlu • May 18, 2018 • 956

Open House Prague Livens the City Up

Open House Prague is the name of a non-profit organization as well as a significant cultural event, that opens otherwise usually inaccessible buildings and areas with significant architectural qualities to the public. This year the festival celebrates its fourth edition, and it takes place on May 18-19, 2018. Moreover, it is free of charge for everyone. It mainly contributes connecting people of different generations, education, incomes and professions around the idea that an active participation of citizens in the public space what livens up and opens the city, and connects architects & city experts with the general public.

About the Organizers

It is organized by a small team of architecture enthusiasts, mostly women, w (...)

Call for entries to this year's WAF and INSIDE Festival

WA Contents • May 16, 2018 • 1245

Call for entries to this year's WAF and INSIDE Festival

The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture, has extended its submission deadline to this year's WAF and INSIDE Festival, which will be held on November 28-30, 2018 at RAI Amsterdam this year.

Architects and designers can submit their projects until June 1, 2018 to be judged by renowned industry experts from across the world, all LIVE critics are held in front of the world-renowned architects and industry leaders at the festival in Amsterdam.

Once again, World Architecture Community is official Media Partner of WAF, and offers to its Professional Members 10% discount over regular delegate tickets and regular submission entries during registration! A (...)

Portuguese International Film and Architecture Festival "Arquiteturas" kicks off in June

WA Contents • May 15, 2018 • 1637

Portuguese International Film and Architecture Festival

Arquiteturas, the only Portuguese International Film and Architecture Festival, has unveiled its detailed program for its sixth edition, which will kick off from 6th to 10th June at the Lisbon Forum and Cinema City Alvalade.

Focusing on fiction as a novelty this year, this year's theme has been announced as "Learning From Fiction" that will be dedicated to stories of our built environment and the people who live in it.

Tadao Ando, Francis Kéré, Alfredo Jaar and Ryue Nishizawa are among the architects which will be screened at the festival within the scope of its program. Beside that, some specific countries such as Chile, Tel Aviv, Istanbul and China will be screening with their dense and problematic urban en (...)

Modernism On The East Coast: Follow An Exclusive Conference On Iconic Houses

Ayla Gunerhan Adakli • May 10, 2018 • 1754

Modernism On The East Coast: Follow An Exclusive Conference On Iconic Houses

The Fifth International Iconic Houses Conference will take place from May 15th to 18th at Dolce Norwalk, CT, USA. It explores early days of Modernism on the USA's East Coast and retraces its roots. The conference program does not only involve lectures, but also it is full with exclusive house tours. All who share a passion for the 20th Century residential masterpieces are invited.There are many high-quality Modernist homes in New Canaan area. Lectures and house tours will focus on these unique homes. The architects who taught at Harvard are the reason behind the plenitude of Modernist homes in the area. They built houses for themselves and their friends. Philip Johnson and the architects of the Harvard Five built many of these houses. A (...)

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 announces 12 collateral events for Freespace

WA Contents • May 9, 2018 • 1831

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 announces 12 collateral events for Freespace

The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale is set to open to the public from Saturday May 26th to Sunday November 25th 2018, with a vast number of installations, pavilions, meetings and discussions under the title of "Freespace." The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will host a press preview with journalists and Professional Members of the architecture world on May 24 -25, 2018 at the Giardini and the Arsenale. The 16th International Architecture Exhibition, curated by Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and chaired by President Paolo Baratta, has announced 12 Collateral Events, which are admitted by the curator and promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions, take place in several locations. The s (...)

Iwan Baan, Nathalie de Vries, Elizabeth Diller and more to speak at the Greenhouse Talks in Venice

WA Contents • May 7, 2018 • 1258

Iwan Baan, Nathalie de Vries, Elizabeth Diller and more to speak at the Greenhouse Talks in Venice

World-renowned photographer Iwan Baan and architects Maria Claudia Clemente from Labics, Nathalie de Vries of MVRDV, Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Andrés Jaque from Office for Political Innovation and Marina Otero Verzier, director of research of Het Nieuwe Instituut will be speaking at the Greenhouse Talks in Venice Architecture Biennale.

Titled as "Limbo Space", the event, organised by the Embassy and General Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, will take place on 25 May 2018, 9 to 11 am, at the InParadiso Café, just in front of the Giardini della Biennale’s entrance in Venice, during the days of preview of the 16th International Architecture Ex (...)