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Commissioner: Susan Mains
Curators: Babau Bureau (Marco Ballarin, Stefano Tornieri, and Massimo Triches)
Exhibitor: Caribbean Office of Co-Operative Architecture, Bryan W. Bullen

Venue: Castello 2146

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A rethink of the urban model of St George’s, the historic capital town of Grenada, unearths strategies for reversing the disintegration of its fabric by rejuvenating its connective tissue and public spaces to support ideals of community, equity, and inclusion. It represents a search for a distinctly regional trajectory in architecture rooted in place, a synthesis of the Caribbean’s cultural and geographical idiosyncrasies, its social and economic imperatives, and ubiquitous environmental concerns. A vision, for re-injecting public life into urban space of the town’s harbor, and realising the Grenada House of Parliament are examined in relation to sustainability, commercial viability, resilience to natural disasters, and changes in the global ecology.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
How do we live? We live apart. Until further notice, our lives occupy spaces of technology.
We do not hug, we do not kiss, we do not dance, we do not drum — all of the actions upon which our culture is passed.
The Empty Halls of the Parliament become a symbol of the now, but not of the future.
We will laugh together again.
Photo: Michael Straley


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
The columns inside the Pavilion mimic those of the Grenada House of Parliament.
Words and ideals of proposed future projects display an urgency for the future, one where we live together by design, not just by the whims of disasters of history and environment.
Our future can be one of our choosing.

Venezia, Castello 2146
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