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Venice Architecture Biennale

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11—12 August 2018

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Photo: Alex De Little’s workshop at Odrathek Festival in London

Photo credit: Yiannis Katsaris

Join the Royal Academy in Venice as we animate the interior of the British Pavilion with a programme of performative workshops looking at the means through which we understand, critique and experience architecture.

This weekend programme will bring to the fore our physical, bodily, and emotional presence through an experiential engagement with the space left empty by Caruso St John and Marcus Taylor.

Using a series of participatory and performative workshops we will reach beyond verbal discourse to use sound, movement and actions to invite audiences to witness, experience and to participate in developing ‘alternate languages’ that challenge how we experience architecture. We have invited participants from different disciplines – a performer, a poet, and a sound artist – who will explore how we interact with and discuss architecture. The workshops will emphasise a connection with the building while exploring ideas of disconnection and island states.

The event will conclude with a panel discussion between all those involved which will examine the ideas brought up in the workshops in relation to the Venice Biennale’s theme this year, Freespace.

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11—12 August 2018

British Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy

Free with entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale