13. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – Spontaneous Interventions

Venezia - 27/08/2012 : 25/11/2012

Gli Stati Uniti d'America presentano la mostra Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good.


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Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good is the theme of the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale (Fall 2012). In recent years, there has been a nascent movement of designers acting on their own initiative to solve problematic urban situations, creating new opportunities and amenities for the public. Provisional, improvisational, guerrilla, unsolicited, tactical, temporary, informal, DIY, unplanned, participatory, open-source—these are just a few of the words that have been used to describe this growing body of work

Spontaneous Interventions will frame an archive of compelling, actionable strategies, ranging from urban farms to guerilla bike lanes, temporary architecture to poster campaigns, urban navigation apps to crowdsourced city planning. These efforts cut across boundaries, addressing architecture, landscape, infrastructure, and the digital universe, and run the gamut from symbolic to practical, physical to virtual, whimsical to serious. But they share an optimistic willingness to venture outside conventional practice and to deploy fresh tactics to make cities more sustainable, accessible, and inclusive.

The Venice Architecture Biennale is the most prestigious architecture event in the world. Now in its 13th edition, the Venice Architecture Biennale was formally established in 1980 and is held every other year (alternating with the Venice Art Biennale, which was first held in 1895). For the 12th edition, held in 2010, 53 countries participated in the Biennale, which was attended by 170,000 visitors.

The 13th edition will be held from August 29 to November 25, 2012 (press preview August 27–28). On December 27, 2011, British architect David Chipperfield was appointed the director of the Biennale, and he outlined the theme Common Ground at a meeting of commissioners held in Venice on January 17. Representatives from 41 countries attended the meeting.

596 Acres; AFHny Studio; Mouna Andraos; Ants of the Prairie; Architecture for Humanity Chicago & Food Desert Action; Austin Urban Solutions & Rosner Studio; Baltimore Development Cooperative; Barkow Leibinger Architects & Kyle Talbott; David Benjamin / Living Architecture Lab at Columbia GSAPP and Natalie; Jeremijenko / Environmental Health Clinic at NYU; BK Farmyards; BroLab; Brooklyn Night Bazaar; Center for Urban Pedagogy; Candy Chang; Cheng+Snyder; Chicago Loop Alliance; City Repair; Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative at Kent State University; CMG Landscape Architecture; Come Out and Play; COMMONstudio; Graham Coreil-Allen; Crookedworks; Nicholas de Monchaux; Department of Urban Betterment; Design 99; Design That Moves You; envelope A+D; Jason Eppink; Free Art and Technology Laboratory; Freecell; Futurefarmers; Ghana ThinkTank; GOOD; Guerrilla Grafters; HabitatMap; Fritz Haeg; Greta Hansen / OWS Architecture Working Group; Hester Street Collaborative; HOK; Howling Mob Society; ICE-POPS; Institute for Urban Design; Interboro Partners; International Design Clinic; Jackson Heights Green Alliance; Aurash Khawarzad / DoTank; Ari Kletzky; Kaja Kühl / youarethecity; LA Green Grounds; Lang Architecture; Alex T EE Evan Gant; Make It Right Foundation; Mike Lydon / Street Plans Collaborative; M12; Macro Sea, MAS Studio, MIT Media Lab; Molly Dilworth Studio; Ken Mori & Jenny Liang; Eve Mosher; MyBlockNYC; Neighborland; No Longer Empty; Normal Projects; Occuprint / OWS Screen Printing; Guild; OpenPlans; Periscope Project; Philadelphia Horticultural Society; PlanningCorps & Transportation Alternatives; Popularise; Public Architecture; Public Media Institute; PublicAdCampaign; Alexandra Pulver; Rebar; Rebuild Foundation; Red Swing Project; Resource Center Chicago; Quilian Riano / DSGN AGNC; Steve Ritz / Green Bronx Machine; Jason Roberts & Andrew Howard; Rockwell Group; James Rojas / Place It!; SanFranStudios; Magda Sayeg / Knitta; SeeClickFix; Sensemakers; Shared Spaces Landscape Architecture and ‘Hood Builders; Mark Shepard; SLO Architecture; Stamen; Streetfilms; Syracuse University School of Architecture; Matt Tomasulo / CityFabric; TreeKIT; Uni Project with Howeler & Young Architects; Urban Operations; Urbano Activo; UrbanUXd; Rob Walker & Ellen Susan; Ed Woodham & GOH Productions; WORKac; Z-A Studio