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Communities at work/Les communautés à l’œuvre

  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 am - 7 pm

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 am - 6 pm
  • Giardini
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Institut français with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture
Curator: Christophe Hutin
Exhibitors: Inhabitants of: “GHI du Grand Parc” in Bordeaux and “la Cité de transit de Beutre” in Mérignac (France) – Kliptown in Soweto (South Africa) – KTT apartment buildings in Hanoi (Vietnam) – Southwest Detroit (USA)

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The project proposes an exploration of the intersection between the proficiency of architecture and the performance of inhabitants. This transversal approach to the profession attempts to shed light on the implications of architecture in a rapidly changing contemporary world.
The exhibition proposes an optimistic view of the world where inhabitant communities are impelled to act on their living environments, their everyday lives. Through documentaries on living communities at work on the transformation of their daily environments, from Johannesburg to Hanoi, from Detroit to Bordeaux and Mérignac, we propose a different angle from which to look at the life that is already present everywhere, along with the means of an astute, accurate and tactful strategy to enhance it.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
Communities at work are all those communities living under different climates and through different cultures. Through all the actions they initiate, they transform the places in which they live, to adapt them to their way of life and to make these spaces more efficient. 


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
Communities at work is about the meeting between the competence of architecture and the performance of the inhabitants. During a year, we travelled the world to meet the communities at work in different neighborhoods.

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