“Housing the Urban Invisibles” on show at Venice Biennale 2021
The BK faculty will be represented at the 17th Venice International Architecture Exhibition with “Housing the Urban Invisibles”. A show that displays student work and educational material that critically explores alternative approaches for the design of mass housing as a key component of sustainable development.
This show addresses the theme of the Biennale, “How Will We Live Together?”, and invites the visitors to re-think the current systems for the production of affordable housing worldwide, with a particular focus on contexts undergoing a process of rapid urban growth.
“Housing the Urban Invisibles” draws upon the results of the Dhaka studio co-organised by Prof. Marina Tabassum during her Visiting Professorship at the faculty in the Spring of 2019, expanded with photos and student work developed under the auspices of the Global Housing educational programme for Tema (Ghana), Mumbai (India) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). The students work from the Global Housing studios is complemented with a display of educational material developed for the edX MOOC “Global Housing Design”, developed by the Global Housing research group.
The 17th Venice International Architecture Exhibition is from 22 May to 21 November 2021
More activities from our faculty are on its way and will be published soon.