With Mediation in Architecture, the Flanders Architecture Institute is participating in the public programme Pavilion Days 2021 from 23 to 24 September at the Architecture Biennale in Venice.
This year Venice Architecture Biennale opened its doors to the public in May, a time when travel because of the Covid pandemic was still restricted. With vaccination campaigns running at full throttle, travelling and joining cultural events seem more possible in the autumn of 2021.
Together with other national pavilions Belgium is participating in the Pavilion Days 2021 on 23 and 24 September. Planned as a moment to share ideas and concepts behind the national exhibitions, the Pavilion Days aim to strengthen the international architectural network. There will be joint events together with other national pavilions, book launches and inspiring encounters during these two days.
As part of the Biennale Pavilion Days, the Flanders Architecture Institute, in collaboration with the City Architect of Brussels, organizes an international panel discussion, on 24 September in Venice. The focus will be on valuable strategies and practices in mediation in architecture, and on how they can foster inclusion and sustainability. Many of the projects that form part of the model landscape in the Belgian pavilion are the outcome of mediation of the Flanders Government Architect, the City Architect of Antwerp and the City Architect of Ghent, partners of Composite Presence.
Presenting a panel of experts from different European countries, the discussion will unpack the tools that enlarge and go beyond the traditional scope of urban design. They are concerned with the long-term well-being of places and their populations, building upon the key findings and recommendations of the European research project Urban Maestro. As architecture is not the sole component that makes a good place, the discussion will explore other ingredients necessary to shape – in the words of the new European Bauhaus – more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive forms of living together.
Introduction and moderation:
more about composite presence
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Belgian pavilion, Giardini della Biennale
Flanders Architecture Institute
Flemish Government Architect, City architect of Antwerp, City architect of Ghent, Bouwmeester maître architecte, Estonian pavilion
From August 6, 2021, in compliance with the Decreto Legge n. 105 of 23 July 2021, every person must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) to access the exhibition areas of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the Giardini and the Arsenale.
The Flanders Architecture Institute is commissioner of Composite Presence, the Belgian contribution to the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice. The exhibition, curated by Bovenbouw Architectuur, shows a model landscape representing the friction between city and architecture in Flanders.