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La Biennale di Venezia
Venice, 22.05 - 21.11 2021

Biennale Architettura 2021

How will we live together?
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The 17th International Architecture Exhibition ran from 22 May to 21 November 2021, curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis. “We need a new spatial contract. In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, we call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together”, Sarkis has commented.

Hashim Sarkis has been Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a PhD in Architecture from Harvard University. He is the author and editor of several books and articles on modern architecture history and theory.



Meetings on Architecture

Expanded Programme

A programme of events to take place during the 17th Exhibition from July to November 2021.

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How will we live together?

The invited architects

The International Exhibition will be articulated between the Central Pavilion at the Giardini, the Arsenale, and Forte Marghera, including 113 Participants in competition coming from 46 countries with increased representation from Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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Research projects

This section focuses on the cross-border potential of migrant citizens and natural systems, looks at the politics of personal hygiene and accessibility and investigates the histories and technologies of housing.

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Showing how we do live together...

in Addis Ababa, the Azraq Refugee Camp, Beirut, Hong Kong, the India-Pakistan corridors, a Lagos squatter settlement compared to one in Cairo and another in Guadalajara, New York, Pristina, Rio de Janeiro, and the Sao Paulo area.

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Special Participations

The special project by the Israeli artist Michal Rovner in the Central Pavilion; the exhibition in the Exhibition by Studio Other Spaces (represented by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann) which presents Future Assembly; the theme of sports is the subject of an outdoor installation at the Giardini titled Sport Platform; a special event by the Vuslat Foundation presents an installation by Giuseppe Penone at the Arsenale.

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National Participations

All the countries that will be showcased at the Biennale Architettura 2021

Participating Countries will be exhibited in the Pavilions at Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city centre of Venice. Three are participating in the Biennale Architettura for the first time: Grenada, Iraq and Republic of Uzbekistan.

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Collateral Events

17 Events in the city

Exhibitions and initiatives promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions, set to take place in various locations in Venice.

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Biennale Educational


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Biennale Architettura Sneak Peek

Find out more about the Biennale Architettura 2021

A playlist, podcasts, videos and images to “peek” behind the scenes of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition.

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