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United States of America

Dimensions of Citizenship


  • TUE - SUN
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Giardini
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioners: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Paul Coffey, Jonathan Solomon), The University of Chicago (Bill Brown, Bill Michel)

Curators: Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui, Mimi Zeiger

Exhibitors: Amanda Williams + Andres L.Hernandez in collaboration with Shani Crowe;Design Earth; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan, Robert Gerard Pietrusko with Columbia Center for Spatial Research; Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman; Keller Easterling with MANY; SCAPE; Studio Gang, Frances Bodomo, Mandana Moghaddam, David Rueter and Marissa Lee Benedict, Mika Rottenberg, Liam Young

Description

Dimensions of Citizenship challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today. As transnational flows of capital, digital technologies, and geopolitical transformations expand, conventional notions of citizenship are undermined. How might architecture, then, express today’s rhizomatic and paradoxical conditions of citizenship? The US pavilion explores seven spatial scales: Citizen, Civitas, Region, Nation, Globe, Network, and Cosmos. These scales, telescoping from body to city to heavens, broadly position citizenship as a critical global topic. Installations by architects, landscape architects, artists, and theorists investigate spaces of citizenship marked by histories of inequality and the violence imposed on people, non-human actors, and ecologies. These works do not solve the complex relationships of governance, affinity, and circumstance that bind us. Instead, they use architecture’s disciplinary agency to render visible paradoxes and formulations of belonging.


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