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2008 VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

VENEZIA (IT)

Client: Padiglione Internazionale. Curator: Aaron Betsky
Date: 2008
Status: Completed
Program: Exhibition of ecosistema urbano’s works
Scope: Concept, Design, display coordination

We were invited to participate in the 2008 Venice Biennale Italian Pavilion, curated by Aaron Betsky. Our exhibit was entitled “TEN THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE CITY”, consisting of a mural in which we showed these 10 principles associated to different projects and actions of [Ecosistema Urbano]. We used anaglyph 3D techniques to allow the public to experience the installation in different ways.

Our 10-point manifesto:
ten THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THE CITY

1. TAKE CARE FOR THE PUBLIC
since we believe the concept of the city is completely linked to the creation of public space.
2. DEVELOP CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM
as an optimistic approach to existing reality in order tocome up with creative solutions
3. RELY ON LOW-COST
to make big projects with less resources
4. BRING INSTANT CHANGE THROUGH URBAN ACTIONS
we believe everything is architecture, small actions provoke huge reactions and everything is connected
5. INTEGRATE THE CITIZENS
into the processes of changing their environment
6. CREATE OPEN SYSTEMS
in order to allow the development of a changing reality
7. BUILD NETWORKS
to share knowledge and experiences
8. REACTIVATE THE EXISTING
as an alternative to uncontrolled expansion
9. TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE INTANGIBLE
using new technologies as a mechanism to create complexity
10. KEEP POSITIVE
to be able to change reality

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