With the opening of the Biennale Architettura 2021, entitled “How will we live together?” curated by Hashim Sarkis quickly approaching on May 22nd, 2021 and following an intensely challenging year for culture, Biennale Pavilions www.biennalepavilions.com, a brand-new collective digital platform has been launched.
Borne of a collective sense of community, collaboration and exchange of ideas, the project enables visitors to also enjoy the contents of some of the National Pavilions of Biennale Architettura 2021 online, ensuring the participation of a higher number of visitors in times of travel and public gathering restrictions.
The action was launched by six National Pavilions, Estonia, Switzerland (Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia), Lithuania (Rupert), Great Britain (British Council), Finland (Archinfo), and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Luxembourg Center for Architecture) belonging to the Commissioner Group, who felt the urge to address the limitations
imposed by Covid-19.
So far, the initiative encompasses 20 countries, including in addition to the above, Austria, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Grenada, Kuwait, Latvia, Nordic Pavilion, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, USA, The Netherlands, and Turkey — and will likely grow in the coming months, covering the entire duration of the event.
This year, more than ever, La Biennale di Venezia has become a hybrid event due to the global pandemic — a new reality that has accelerated the use of digital tools and empowered the participating National Pavilions to create new ways of engaging with their audiences.
Most countries are opting for online or hybrid inauguration events during the opening week in May 2021 and will continue to disseminate their talks, seminars and other events online over the summer and into autumn. Source and images Courtesy of Mint List.