Venice Biennale 2012
The British Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy
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‘After travelling to a diverse set of locations and contexts across the globe, this team of architects and a writer Owen Pritchard, examined how the image of the architect varies around the world. From Houston and Bangkok to Amsterdam and Ebbw Vale, these locations reveal a variety of approaches to urban development. Conceived within a UK context of apprehension about the future of the profession, their investigation was motivated by a desire to reaffirm qualities that are vital to the continued progress of society and to the architect’s role as an agent in the world. Two motivating factors drove their work: first, they aimed to accurately depict an image of architects within varied but specific contexts. Second, they sought to provide a platform for debate surrounding the future of the profession. The group’s findings will inform an Open Charter – a proposal for a new platform for discussion and engagement for the architectural profession to clarify, critique and act upon critical issues that determine the
role of the architect.’ Vicky Richardson, Venice Takeaways Publication.
With public works and Owen Pritchard
Building Design Magazine (BD) 7 September 2012
‘Postcards from Venice’. Review of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
“…the excellent British and American Pavilions, present a forward-looking and optimistic vision of how spatial agency might expand the architectural field.” Jeremy Till