The Objects, Spaces and Rituals of the Collective

Collateral Event of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

The exhibition explores approaches to planning linked to the development of ‘communities’ as mechanisms that create new systems of social, economic and spatial belonging. 

The exhibition offers an unprecedented look at over twenty case studies that draw upon the ‘’emancipating potentialities of commoning’’ (Stavros Stavrides, The City as Commons) through integrated design strategies which embody new notions of collective identity and thus novel interrelated norms of co-dependence, participation and inclusivity. 

By tackling localized predicaments generated by uneven economic distribution, environmental scarcity and demographic fragmentation, they shed light on a transitional framework of development where new subjectivities are emerging, in so producing co-actualized protocols of governance on the micro-scale.

The exhibition is organized in six thematic frameworks - Working Paradigms / The Domestic Sphere / The Consumer Revolution / Culture, Learning & Care / Leisure & Playtime / Mobility.

Beatrice Leanza is chief curator of the Across Chinese Cities program since its inception in 2014.

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You can download a press release for the 2018 edition here.

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