VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE: THE GIARDINI (2016)

 

This post is the third and last in a series on the Venice Architecture Biennale. These photos and previously posted trip planning tips are inspiration for you to attend the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy, which is currently going on through November 25, 2018.

This post shares older photos specifically from the Giardini section of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale including the country pavilions so you can get an idea of the amount and variety of exhibits available for attendees.

See more details for the current 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale here. See more details for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale here.

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“GREAT ARCHITECTURE TO GREAT EFFECT”

Jordan MacTavish via Harvard Magazine

Check out this article discussing public interest design past, present, and future, in Harvard Magazine’s March-April 2015 issue by Stephanie Garlock. (Thanks for sharing Public Architecture!)

Quotes from the article:

“When it [architecture] only becomes about sculpture, it loses the key asset of architecture, which is that it can add tremendous value to people’s lives.” – Michael Murphy

“I became very interested in the opportunities that the design of the built environment had for achieving social outcomes.” – John Peterson

“If you can find what the aspirations of a community are, and you can use the design process to bring that forward, then you can do extraordinary things with your discipline.” – Maurice Cox

CHANGING THE WORLD 1% AT A TIME

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Image from the 1% Program

The 1% Program just announced that 1,300 design firms have signed up. These firms have pledged to donate 1% of their time annually, to providing pro bono services to nonprofits and communities in need. Combined, that is $50 million worth of design services provided at no fee or reduced fee. Nonprofits can register with the 1% Program to receive these free or reduced design services. Design firms can register and make their pledge.

Read the Handbook for Designers and the Handbook for Nonprofits. See more announcements on the Public Architecture blog.