Biennale Architettura 2023
18th International Architecture Exhibition
Curated by Lesley Lokko. Giardini and Arsenale, May 20th > November 26th, 2023.
The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, Lesley Lokko - appointed as the Artistic Director of the Architecture Department by the Board of Directors on December 14th, 2021 - today announced the title and theme of the Biennale Architettura 2023, which will be held from May 20th to November 26th 2023 in the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and at various sites around Venice.
The title of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition is The Laboratory of the Future.
“New technologies continuously appear and disappear – stated Lesley Lokko - giving us unfiltered glimpses of life in parts of the globe we will likely never visit, much less understand. But to see both near and far simultaneously is also, as Du Bois and Fanon famously put it, a form of ‘double consciousness’, the internal conflict of all subordinated or colonised groups, which describes the majority of the world, not only ‘there’, in the so-called Developing-, Third-, and Arab Worlds, but ‘here’ too, in the metropoles and landscapes of the global North. In Europe we speak of minorities and diversity, but the truth is that the West’s minorities are the global majority’diversity is our norm. There is one place on this planet where all these questions of equity, race, hope and fear converge and coalesce. Africa. At an anthropological level, we are all African. And what happens in Africa happens to us all”.
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday and every Sunday until Sun Nov 26 2023 .Saturday, May 20, 2023