Monocle on Design

Venice Biennale, part one

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25 May 2021

Episode 502

30 minutes


Photo: Alberto Bernasconi

We visit the long-awaited Venice Architecture Biennale. In the first instalment of a two-part special, we explore this year’s theme – ‘How will we live together?’ – and meet entrants from Hungary, Grenada and Denmark.

25 May 2021

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Chapter 1

11 minutes


Photo: Alberto Bernasconi

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Chapter 1

How will we live together?

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Monocle’s Nolan Giles and Nic Monisse ponder the theme of this year’s Venice Biennale, set by curator Hashim Sarkis.

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Chapter 2

8 minutes


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The Hungarian pavilion – ‘Othernity’

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We head to Venice’s Giardini to explore the Hungarian pavilion with the co-curator of this year’s exhibit, Szabolcs Molnar.

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Chapter 3

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Photo: Courtesy of Caribbean Office of Co-Operative Architecture

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The Grenadian pavilion – ‘COethos’

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This year is Grenada’s first appearance at the Venice Architecture Biennale. We meet Bryan Bullen, the Carribean nation’s pavilion curator, to find out more about their inaugural entry and what it means to the country.

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Chapter 4

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The Danish pavilion – ‘Con-nect-ed-ness’

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We catch up with Marianne Krogh, co-curator for Denmark’s pavilion, to discuss the nation’s exhibition ‘Con-nect-ed-ness’, a sensory space focused on water.

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