How will we live together? That is the question from Hashim Sarkis. The Biennale 2021 is trying to give a variety of answers. The Italian Pavilion, curated by Alessandro Melis, is looking into resilient communities as a possible response.
What are resilient communities? According to a contemporary definition, resilience is about withstanding adversities. A resilient community will withstand adversities in its urban or rural context. Context is primarily shaped by the architecture, and the interaction between people and architecture is thus a crucial element for understanding more about the communities themselves.
Here comes the book Territories, by Philippe Sarfati – a visual narrative of 99 buildings in 12 countries, built by 52 different architectural firms focusing on human beings in their relationship with the built environment. Because the more an architecture is loved, the more resilient it is. The book shows a different approach to architectural photography. It is based on the genuine, everyday relationship we have with architecture – far away from the staged shots or drone views dominating books and the web.
Please join us at the live talk on Zoom and the digital exhibition tour in Venice at 4.30 pm on June 1!
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