Debate and lecture series / Encounters in Optimism: Utopia in a Finite World

Datum: 

25.08.2016, 15:30 to 27.08.2016, 19:00

Locatie: 

Belgian Pavilion

Late August, the Flanders Architecture Institute organises Encounters in Optimism: Utopia in a Finite World, an interactive programme of lectures, debates and workshops that will take place in various national pavilions at the Biennale Architettura 2016. The overarching theme is ‘the architectural utopia in a finite world’.

Together with The British Council, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Flanders Architecture Institute has put together a programme for architects, students and the general public to reflect on how architecture can redefine the city. The economic climate and the idea of utopia are the main topics in these discussions.

The Flanders Architecture Institute invites several architects, critics and writers to discuss the material making of architecture in relation to the notion of utopia within the context of the messiness of everyday life. These discussions will be used as an elaboration on the exhibition BRAVOURE in the Belgian pavilion. 


PROGRAMME:

Thursday August 25

  • 1.00 - 2.45 pm: debat / Imagining the Future?
    Keynote debate  between Darran Anderson (author of Imaginary Cities) and Adrien Verschuere (Baukunst) about the role of human imagination in the creation of our world.                                                                 
    German Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia


Friday August 26

  • 10.30 - 12.00 am: discussion / Architecture and Representation
    Discussion with photographers Filip Dujardin, Bas Princen, Jan Kempenaers and Mark Pimlott
    Belgian Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia
     
  • 2.00 pm: panel talk / Beauty and Judgment
    Panel with Angela Deuber (ADA), Adrien Verschuere (Baukunst), Andrea Zanderigo (Baukuh, San Rocco) and Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde (Reiach & Hall Architects, AE Foundation)
    British Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia
     
  • 4.00 - 6.00 pm: discussion / Utopia and the Everyday
    Discussion with Ellis Woodman, Eric Lapierre, Mark Pimlott, Bart Verschaffel, Gideon Boie, Paul Vermeulen and Christoph Grafe 
    Belgian Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia
     
  • 6.30 - 7.45 pm: discussion / Critical Practices
    Discussion with Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, Laura Muyldermans, Bart Hollanders and Bart Decroos
    Baltic Pavilion, Palasport Arsenale, La Biennale di Venezia
     

Saturday August 27

  • 10.00 am: book reading / The Baltic Atlas
    Book reading and talk with Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali and Jonas Žukauskas (Baltic curatorial team)
    Baltic Pavilion, Palasport Arsenale, La Biennale di Venezia
     
  • 11.30 am: panel talk / Baltoscandia
    Panel with Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, and Jonas Žukauskas (Baltic curatorial team) and James Taylor-Foster (Nordic curatorial team)
    Nordic Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia
     
  • 1.00 pm: discussion / Architecure and Migration
    Discussion with Tobias Kister (Feldschneiders + Kister architects), Jan-Robert Kowaleski (WBM Housing, Berlin), Peter Cachola Schmal (DAM) and curator Oliver Elser
    German Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia
     
  • 3.00 pm: discussion / Building the Social
    Discussion with Manual Herz (Manuel Herz Architects), Mo Smit (COCOCAN), Maurizio Scarciglia (Nauta17) and Gideon Boie (BAVO Research)
    German Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia
     
  • 5.00 pm: Closing event / Constructing the city
    Discussion with Tony Fretton, Ewald Engelen and Christoph Grafe
    German Pavilion, Giardini, La Biennale di Venezia


The lectures, debates and exhibitions will take place in the Belgian, the German and the British pavilion. For more detailed information check out the full programme

This event is free to biennale attendees.

With the support of Reynaers Aluminium

Datum: 

25.08.2016, 15:30 to 27.08.2016, 19:00

Locatie: 

Belgian Pavilion

Organisator: 

Flanders Architecture Institute

Straat: 

Giardini

Gemeente: 

Venice

Land: 

Italië

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