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Carnival is a six-month programme of public events, a space in which words, views, perspectives and opinions are traded, heard, analysed and remembered. Politicians, policymakers, poets, filmmakers, documentary makers, writers, activists, community organisers and public intellectuals will share the stage with architects, academics and students. Curating a public event programme is increasingly a form of architectural practice that attempts to bridge the gulf between architects and the public.

Finissage Week

25-26 November 2023
Documentary Launch and Live Performance
Teatro Piccolo Arsenale
Corderie dell’Arsenale
Curated by Lesley Lokko

Saturday 25 November

6 PM - 7 PM, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale

  • Panel discussion with Nana Biamah-OfosuEkow EshunLuca Molinari and Rahesh Ram.
    Introduced and moderated by Lesley Lokko
  • Excerpts screening of All That is SolidBiennale College Architettura 2023 documentary film

The Curator Lesley Lokko will discuss with Nana Biamah-Ofosu, Ekow Eshun, Luca Molinari and Rahesh Ram about the prizes, the possibilities, and pitfalls of the first-ever Biennale College Architettura. Accompanying the discussion will be excerpts from the soon-to-be-released documentary, All That is Solid, directed by the Spanish architect Ángel Borrego Cubero, presenting the College as a profoundly transformative pedagogical experiment. Over the course of four weeks (from 25 June — 22 July 2023), 15 tutors and 9 critics, including architects, academics and international professionals, worked with 49 participants selected by Lesley Lokko among 986 applications coming from students, graduates under 30, academics (PhD candidates, researchers, university assistants, tutors, teaching fellows, etc.), and emerging practitioners under 35 from all over the world. Several field trips and a series of workshops, seminars and conferences allowed the participants to explore the themes of the Exhibition and to think critically and creatively about the most pressing issues of our time and The Laboratory of the Futuredecolonisation and decarbonisation.

Admission is free until capacity is reached.

Sunday 26 November

Corderie dell’Arsenale

To celebrate the closing of The Laboratory of the Future the live poetry performance by the artist and poet LionHeart - special participation at the Biennale Architettura 2023 with the sound-visual-textual-oral tapestry Those With Walls for Windows - will be performed on Sunday afternoon November 26th at the Corderie of the Arsenale as the final event of the Carnival project. Following, Lesley Lokko and President Cicutto will greet the public with some reflections on the Exhibition that is drawing to a close.

Please note that a ticket for the 18th International Architecture Exhibition is required to attend.


Free admission as long as seats are available, except where otherwise stated.
Admission to the Biennale Architettura 2023 is not included.


The events will be live translated live from English to Italian, and recordings will be available at www.labiennale.org

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