Ladies of the Architecture Biennale- part IV

Not done yet with our bitter-sweet gendered tour of the Architecture Biennale.


Fantastic architect Débora Mesa from the architecture practice ensamble is co-curator of the Spain Pavilion and she talks in that video from ArchDaily.

In the architects that exhibits in the pavilion, here are 3 mixed teams:

RCR Arquitectes (Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramón Vilalta), Selgascano (Lucía Cano, José Selgas), Ecosistema Urbano (Belinda Tato, José Luis Vallejo)

A member of team that curated the “Migrating Landscapes” exhibit at the Canadian Pavilion is Johanna Hurme from 5468796 Architecture .

Here’s the video interview by Archdaily

Also the collaborative team of Jean Nouvel and Mia Hägg presented “Meetings Lines” at the Venice Biennale main Pavilion.

Mia is a brilliant architect, founder of the innovative practice Habiter Autrement-

© Nico Saieh

The United States pavilion with Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, was under the will of commissioner Cathy Lang Ho.

Finally, the impressive sound sculpture of the Polish Pavilion is by Katarzyna Krakowiak : Making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers.

It also got a Mention: “Special mention goes to Poland for ‘Making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers’. This brave and bold installation reminds the visitor to listen as well as to look… And to feel the sound of the Common Ground.”

Might be worth mentionning that the Jury of the Biennale was with 2/5 – not respecting parity.

The two women in the Jury were:

Kristin Feireiss (Germany), journalist, curator, director of the NAi – Netherlands Architecture Institute from 1996 to 2001 and founder of the Architecture Forum Aedes, Berlin;
and  Benedetta Tagliabue (Italy), architect, co-founder with Eric Miralles of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT;
(remember Robert A.M. Stern (USA), from that post?)
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