The Australian Institute of Architects is calling for expressions of interest for the role of creative director for Australia’s exhibition at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.
In July, the biennale curator Hashim Sarkis announced that the overall theme for the exhibition will be “How will we live together?”
In his announcement he asked curators of participating national pavilions to respond to the sub themes of the exhibition, such as inclusive social housing and connective urban tissue.
The biennale also asked participants to consider “elevating architecture, rather than promoting it; cooperating, rather than competing; focusing on solutions rather than the problems; geographies of inclusion, rather than exclusion; and highlighting the universality of unique experiences.”
Australia’s exhibition will be required to reflect the overall theme of the 2020 biennale and showcase Australian architectural thinking, culture and design.
The Institute’s Venice Biennale Committee seeks “a powerful idea that reveals what is particular, but also prescient about Australian architecture. A successful concept will be captivating, thought-provoking and inspirational.”
Other countries’ themes announced so far include “imposter cities” (Canada), blurring the boundaries between human and non-human habitation (Ireland), the grey area between private architecture and public spaces (Great Britain) and how the architecture of digital platforms impacts physical lives (Austria).
Expressions of interest close on 2 September 2019. For more information, click here.