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In recent years, La Biennale di Venezia has devoted a growing attention to learning activities, and developed a stronger and stronger commitment to so-called “Educational” initiatives addressed to the Exhibitions public, universities, youngsters, and children from all kinds of schools.
In the past two years, La Biennale’s 14th International Architecture Exhibition and 56th International Art Exhibition had 94,214 participants in educational activities in total, amongst whom 61,694 were youngsters.
A broad Educational offer shall be available in 2016 as well, addressing itself to individuals and groups of students, children, grown-ups, families, professionals, companies and universities. All initiatives pivot on an active involvement of participants, they are led by professional operators, carefully selected and trained by la Biennale, and fall into the following categories: Guided Itineraries and Workshop Activities.
Guided Itineraries leadvisitors through the exhibition venues of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, they have an open and participatory structure; they are particularly suited to high-schools, art lovers and grown-ups. They fall into guided tours proper, focus tours and theme-based visits.
Workshop Activities are addressed toall kinds of public, with particular attention to young and very young visitors and to schools; they are based on a stimulating and interactive approach, triggering creativity and children’s capacity to elaborate contents, also through specific peer education programmes. They fall into the categories of multimedia workshops, making use of IT-devices, multidisciplinary workshops, delving into the languages of architecture and music, theoretical, and practical workshops, to stimulate creativity with hands-on activities, and creative ateliers to involve families into playful and practical initiatives.
La Biennale’s Educational offer is further enriched by special projects focusing on thechallenges of creativity and innovation, offering the opportunity to approach the Exhibition themes from specific professional or scholarly perspectives. Such projects are particularly suited to companies, professionals and scholars, and they focus on the Exhibition themes as opportunities to update and extend visitors’ competences and sensibilities.
A special project for the inclusion and tutoring of educational and social communities shall be available in 2016 as well, with the aim of making culture and the arts more accessible to groups of people who habitually feel discouraged to attend exhibitions and cultural event
La Biennale di Venezia’s education initiatives are implemented also thanks to the support offered by of the Chamber of Commerce Venezia Rovigo Delta Lagunare and by LYRA – F.I.L.A.’s brand for fine art pencils - Official Pencil of Educational Activities at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition.
Activities are available in Italian and in 5 foreign languages.
Reservation required, average duration per module: 1h 45’.
Fee paying service, admission fee not included.
For schools from Veneto Region, La Biennale di Venezia organizes a special service, with a reservation and subject to limited availability, with free transportation services from school venues to Venice, by Biennale BUS, and a water shuttle service, called Biennale VAP, to la Biennale’s Giardini.
A series of free open days for teachers from all sorts of schools shall be available on 6th, 7th and 8th September 2016.
Educational and Promotion
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The participants selected for the main exhibition, Reporting From The Front
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 15th Intl. Architecture Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the Architecture Biennale