Venice doesn’t give up on the Architecture Biennale: it starts on May 22nd

In just over a month, Venice will officially start the 17th edition of the Architecture Biennale which will end in November 2021.

The lagoon city is ready, as are the special spaces of Giardini, Arsenale and Forte Marghera where the final preparations are underway.


Venice Biennale, Giardini – Courtesy of Sky Art


The Covid won’t stop the initiative which remains programmed according to the plans and according to the intentions of the Biennale’s director , Dr. Roberto Cicutto and the curator of this edition, Hashim Sarkis.

From the Biennale, they make it clear that no time was wasted in the year of the pandemic, on the opposite the deadlock was useful to plan for the after emergency era.

“How will we live together?”


Biennale 2021 poster – Courtesy of Artribune


This is the question and theme that the Biennale will focus on and which it will try to give an answer that is as necessary as ever given the times. The declared goal is to unite through Architecture.

Forty-six countries – including some newcomers – and 112 participants for the exhibition which will be divided into 5 thematic areas.

The topics covered will range from diverse and dignified living spaces, going through man between real and digital space to the fate of emerging communities
As usual, in addition to the main events, it will also be possible to participate in numerous collateral events scattered around Venice.


Courtesy of Live Comune di Venezia


The Architecture Biennale, with respect for anti-virus rules and regulations, could be the first hint of a restart, or rather of normality, which (perhaps) we miss even more.