International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Curated by a team of Momoyo Kaijima, with Laurent Stadler and Yu Iseki, the exhibition at the Japan Pavilion showcased a selection of 42 exhibitors ranging from university design studios, architectural offices to contemporary artistic practices from all over the world.
The exhibition focused on the theme of architecture and the city, and through fieldwork and observations, compiled people’s life and the reality of cities in the form of a guidebook using architectural drawings as references. Kaijima uses the term “Architectural Ethnography” to refer to the approach of “setting the point of view on people, not industry, in order to understand livelihood ecologically and architecturally.” The purpose of the exhibition was to attempt a visualization of 21st century architecture through collecting drawings of numerous architectural works from around the globe.
The works of the 42 exhibitors were divided into 4 sections: drawings about architecture, drawings for architectural guidebooks, drawings that depict both the architectural environment and surrounding life activities, and drawings that introduce panoramas and charts that consider the ecology and networks surrounding architecture. In addition, paper and pencils were prepared in the piloti area beneath the exhibition room, and a place was also provided where visitors could freely draw and participate.
Workshops were held during the exhibition period. Students from all over the world formed a team to create a "public drawing" that illustrated the relationship between Venetian waterways and cities through the common language of drawing.
The Japan Pavilion
- Architectural Ethnography
- Momoyo Kaijima
- Curator Team
- Laurant Stalder | Yu Iseki | ETHZ Studio Bow-Wow
- Oswald Adande | Akihito Aoi | NPO Fukushima Housing and Community Design Network | Team Fukushima Atlas | ArchiAid Oshika Peninsula Supporting Seminar | ASSEMBLE with Marie Jacotey | Piotr Bujas | Łukasz Stanek | Alicja Gzowska | Aleksandra Kędziorek | BUREAU A, Burø | Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein / ETH Zurich | Marie Combette | Thomas Batzenschlager | Clémence Pybaro | Constructlab | Crimson Architectural Historians with Hugo Corbett | Drawing Architecture Studio | Fanelsa Niklas | Marius Helten | Björn Martenson | Leonard Wertgen | Adam Frampton | Jonathan D. Solomon | Clara Wong | García-Huidobro Fernando | Diego Torres | Nicolás Tugas | Gede Kresna | Florian Goldmann | GSA Unit 14 / University of Johannesburg | Hajime Ishikawa Laboratory / Keio University SFC | Ismael Sheikh Hassan / KU Leuven | Dirk E. Hebel | Melakeselam Moges | Zara Gray | Something Fantastic | Interboro Partners | Andrew L. Jenner | John Braben | Éva Le Roi | MAP Office | Titus Matiyane | Yukio Miyashita | Joseph Myerscough with Sarah Mills / Leeds Beckett University | Rekiseikai | NAKATANI Seminar | Jan Rothuizen | Martijn van Tol | Dirk-Jan Visser | Aart Jan van der Linden | Rural Urban Framework and Sony Devabhaktuni / The University of Hong Kong | Junko Sanada | Dubravka Sekulić and Karl Nawrot | Studio Tom Emerson / ETH Zurich | Do Ho Suh | Yukiko Suto | Juan Carlos Tello | tomito architecture | David Trottin | Jean-Christophe Masson | Franck Tallon | Urban Risk Lab / MIT, Hiraoka Lab / Miyagi University MISTI Japan / MIT, Reischauer Institute /Harvard University | Lys Villalba | Who Builds Your Architecture? | Akira Yamaguchi
- The Japan Foundation
- Special Support
- Ishibashi Foundation
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16th International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
- Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
- May 26 - November 25, 2018
- All texts are based on information at the time.