Turning Tables at the Venice Biennale 2016
UCL Urban Laboratory contributed to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia with the URBAN LAB+ International Network of Urban Laboratories, responding to the theme 'Reporting from the Front'.
Our exhibit asks how educational institutions can learn from each other, recognise common ground and unite to challenge existing models that simplify, segregate and monopolize urban space. As part of the URBAN LAB+ network, we aim to turn the tables; to step outside the standard university framework and find new ways of preparing for action, for reflecting on and interacting with, the urban environment.
We are exhibiting as part of collateral exhibition TIME, SPACE EXISTENCE at Palazzo Mora, organised by Dutch non-profit foundation Global Art Affairs, presenting architects from six continents, with a large diversity of presentations (models, concepts, research results, dreams, hopes and ideas), combining classical architectural presentations with surprising artistic elements.
The exhibit will be on display to the public from 28 May 2016 to 27 November 2016.
The URBAN LAB+ initiative includes eight urban laboratories from across the world: Technische Universität Berlin (Germany), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Università della Calabria (Italy), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Wits University (South Africa), Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute (India), Chinese University of Hong Kong (China), University College London (United Kingdom).