Two weeks left until the David Chipperfield-curated 13th International Architecture Exhibition Common Ground closes its gates in Venice. On Saturday afternoon, November 24, visitors can participate in the "Great closing meeting" featuring panel discussions to review the goals of the exhibition and the reactions to Common Ground. The last day to visit the exhibition is Sunday, November 25.
This year, the Architecture Biennale has been once again a great success. The Guardian called it “the largest party and showcase of architecture in the world”.
Some figures of the Architecture Biennale 2012:
- 69 projects made by architects, photographers, artists, critics, and scholars. Many have responded to the invitation of director Paolo Baratta with original proposals and installations swiftly created for this Biennale, involving other industry peers with whom they share a Common Ground in their projects. There were a total of 119 participants this edition.
- 55 national participations exhibited, as usual, in the Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and in the city of Venice.
- Four nations participated for the first time: Angola, the Republic of Kosovo, Kuwait, and Peru.
- Argentina exhibited for the first time in its own pavilion in the newly renovated space of the Sale d’Armi at the Arsenale.
- 18 collateral events presented by national and international organizations held their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations throughout the city.
- 71 universities that had joined the project Biennale Sessions, of which 28 were Italian and 43 foreign.
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