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Press / 2018 Venice Biennale Theme Announced

2018 Venice Biennale Theme Announced 08 Jun 2017

The 2018 Venice Biennale theme has been announced by the President of La Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, and curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Entitled “Freespace”, next year’s exhibition will present “a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself.”

While Farrell and McNamara’s theme promises to investigate architecture’s civil engagement, it dramatically shifts from Aravena’s focus on architecture’s response to a broader range of social issues, such as “segregation, inequalities, peripheries, access to sanitation, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration,” and places emphasis on how architecture’s formal qualities can foster a sense of emotional goodwill and physical nourishment in its localized environment.

Read the full article on Archinect.

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