The Biennale Architettura has come of age
After years of continuity, the Architecture Exhibition has come of age.
Retracing the various editions of the past, their reading strikes us even more clearly today. Each curator placed themself at a precise observation point and, with scrutinizing eye, tried to bring into focus the reflections arising from their observation point of choice.
Sometimes, they concentrated more closely on topics inherent to the discipline. They noted its existence and vitality at times when, as was said, there seemed to be many creative architects but increasingly less Architecture.
At other times – I’d say, more frequently – their gaze went to the relationship between Architecture and civil society, embracing an expanded idea of the discipline’s sphere, which is called on to provide solutions for various individual and collective needs.
In this regard, we have often reflected on the ability of civil society to formulate questions and express these needs, and on the obstacles which hinder Architecture’s more widespread presence and how to overcome them.