Monocle on Design

Freespace: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

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29 May 2018

Episode 346

30 minutes


Photo: Andrea Avezzù

Venice, a city of canals, church bells, bobbing boats and over-fed pigeons is a-chatter with talk about the just-opened Venice Architecture Biennale. Josh Fehnert sits down with the directors of this year’s show. He also talks to the commissioners behind the UK and US exhibitions and takes note of the pavilions worth perusing.

29 May 2018

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Chapter 1

The directors: Grafton Architects

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A sit-down with Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Dublin-based Grafton Architects, the directors of this year’s Biennale and proposers of its “Freespace” theme.

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Dimensions of Citizenship: US pavilion

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We talk to Mimi Zeiger, one of the three curators of the US Pavilion’s exhibition on the “Dimensions of Citizenship”.

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Island: British pavilion

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A word with Sarah Mann, director of architecture, design and fashion at the British Council and commissioner for the controversial British pavilion.

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