The 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice will open to the public on August 29, running through November 25. In addition to 55 exhibiting nations—including first-time exhibitors Angola, Republic of Kosovo, Kuwait, and Peru—124 participants and projects from the U.S. will be on display. Devoted to the theme Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, submissions featured in the U.S. Pavilion will explore a growing movement of architectural projects changing the urban environment through unorthodox, open-sourced, and sometimes improvisational methods.
The U.S. Pavilion’s commissioner and curator is New York-based architecture critic and editor Cathy Lang Ho. Co-curators include Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief of Architect magazine, and David van der Leer, assistant curator of architecture and urban studies at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and curator of the BMW Guggenheim Lab.
The event will also feature Common Ground, an exhibition directed by David Chipperfield, organized by la Biennale di Venezia, and chaired by Paolo Baratta. Spanning the Central Pavilion at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the program will feature 65 projects by architects, photographers, artists, critics, and scholars.
To learn more about the U.S. Pavilion, visit spontaneousinterventions.org.
To learn more about the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, visit labiennale.org.