Study trip to the Architecture Biennale
3 November 2023
A few glimpses from a great study trip! We travelled to Venice, where we soaked up a lot of impressions in the form of design, culture and visionary ideas while walking and sailing around enchanting Venice with great colleagues.
The lab of the future
"Architects have a unique opportunity to present ambitious and creative ideas that help us envision a more just and optimistic future together."
- Lesley Lokko, curators of this year's Architecture Biennale.
You can still catch the 2023 Architecture Biennale until Sunday 26 November. The exhibition is divided into six sub-areas under the heading "The Laboratory of the Future" with 89 contributors, over half of whom are from Africa or the African diaspora. The gender split is 50/50 and the average age of all participants is 43. In addition to this focus on representation, the exhibition itself is also characterised by a strong focus on the social aspect of architecture.
So while the last Biennale focused on sustainability in a more traditional sense, social sustainability is more prominent in this year's exhibition. Interesting for a studio like ours, which has a special focus on the role of architecture in promoting social sustainability.
Established in 1980, the Architecture Biennale has evolved into a global platform for architects to share their innovative concepts and push the boundaries of design.