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La Biennale di Venezia

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Sweet Water Foundation


  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Emmanuel Pratt (Richmond, USA, 1977)
lives and works in Chicago, USA


The term ‘chaord’ is formed from the blend of ‘chaos’ and ‘order’. It is a diunital framework that embraces the logic of ‘both/and’ and negates the dichotomous mindset of ‘either/or’ that dominates form and function in the built environment. For The Laboratory of the Future, chaord is presented as assemblage of designed objects and mixed media re-presentations of Sweet Water Foundation’s spatial praxis featuring a Meeting House, a laboratory and workshop designed as a multiscalar framework. At Forte Marghera, the main site of Sweet Water Foundation’s contribution, elements of the Meeting House façade are formed from nested modular seating objects designed as a lesson plan in urban ecology celebrating reclaimed wood.
Inside the Arsenale, chaord is re-presented via a multimedia, didactic collage which displays a series of photographs, materials, and diagrams contextualising Sweet Water Foundation’s practice of Regenerative Neighbourhood Development at the Commonwealth on the South Side of Chicago.


Technical collaborators
PAC Leaders LLC
Lucero Flores, Alysse Hines, Courtney Hug, Phoenix Lewis, Jia Lok Pratt, Daniel Salomon, Sam Scardefield, David Snowdy, Rudolph Taylor, Jr., Knowledge Theodore
With the additional support of
Alphawood Foundation

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