The 12th International Architecture Exhibition, with the title of “People meet in architecture”, directed by Kazuyo Sejima and organized by la Biennale di Venezia under the presidency of Paolo Baratta will be open to the public from Sunday 29th August to Sunday 21st November 2010 in the Giardini, Arsenale and in various locations throughout Venice. The preview will take place on August, 26th, 27th, 28th 2010.
After a series of editions of the Architecture Biennale directed by eminent critics and historians, this Sector is once again in the hands of an architect, Kazuyo Sejima. The first woman to direct the Architecture Sector of the Biennale, Sejima has recently been awarded the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize 2010 (together with Ryue Nishizawa).

The exhibition People meet in architecture will be laid out in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni della Biennale (Giardini) and in the Arsenale, forming a single itinerary, with 48 participants: firms, architects, engineers and artists from around the world.
“The 2010 Architecture Biennale should be a reflection on architecture – says Director Kazuyo Sejima. The twenty-first century has just started. Many radical changes are taking place. In such a rapid-changing context, can architecture clarify new values and a new lifestyle for the present? Hopefully, this show will be a chance to experience the manifold possibilities of architecture, as well as to account for its plurality of approaches, each one of them being a different way of living”.

Domus with the support of Valcucine will be at the 12th International Architecture Biennale with two events in the Kitchen Monument, a transparent bubble designed by the Berlin architecture studio Raumlabor, which will be a venue for debates, videos and round-table conferences.

Here are the events:

27 August from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – “PEOPLE AND ARCHITECTURE MEET IN PHOTOGRAPHY”

A round-table discussion with photographers at the Biennale on the theme of the mutual influence between architecture and photography today.

29 August from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM – “HIC SUNT LEONES”

The winners of the Gold and Silver Lion awards describe their works to the public.

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