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Event in collaboration with Lars Muller publishers and Storefront for Art and Architecture. The Architecture of Closed Worlds Or, What is the Power of Shit?

#LOCKER ROOM, Dutch Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, Venezia
13.00 - 14.30

Partner Program. Author Lydia Kallipoliti in conversation with Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley, and Liam Young. Lars Müller Publishers in collaboration with Storefront for Art and Architecture.

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each is conceived as a closed system, a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that impedes the transfer of matter or energy. Contemporary discussions about global warming, recycling, and sustainability have emerged as direct conceptual constructs related to the analysis of closed systems. From the space program to countercultural architectural groups experimenting with autonomous living, Closed Worlds documents a deeply-rooted fantasy of architecture producing nature, and its manifestation in the very fabric of reality.

Event in collaboration with the Swamp School. Swamp Radio Transmission

Organized by the Swamp Pavilion
#LOCKER ROOM, Dutch Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, Venezia
15.00 - 17.30

Partner Program. With Sam Auinger, Chelsea Bruck, Erin Genia, Nicolas Kisic Aguirre, Nicole L’Huillier, Petteri Nissunen & Tommi Gronlund, Kate Orff, and Jana Winderen

At the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia Lithuania presents its first individual pavilion, the Swamp School: an open-ended structure and learning lab to sense and discuss the future. The curatorial team of the Dutch Pavilion, in an ongoing search for collaboration, knowledge-sharing and solidarity across pavilions and borders, welcomes and hosts the Swamp School, in particular the Swamp Radio. In this event, the Swamp Radio will engage the audience in acoustic space explorations from radio experiments to environmental sound recordings, immersive sound, and data sonification.

10:00 – 18:00

Dutch Pavilion
Giardini della Biennale



Marina Otero Verzier
Katía Truijen
Amal Alhaag, Beatriz Colomina, Marten Kuijpers, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Simone C. Niquille, Mark Wigley
Jane Chew and Matthew Stewart, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Noam Toran, Giuditta Vendrame, Paolo Pattelli, Liam Young.
Raphael Coutin, Marina Otero Verzier
Hans Gremmen
Christiane Bosman, Eveline Mulckhuyse
Simone C. Niquille
Nick Axel
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Creative Industries Fund NL Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Rome, Italy

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.