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Venice Biennale 2012

Takeaway

Image by Born Design

Image by Born Design
Darryl Chen - ‘Along the High Street in the Working Village’ Scroll

Darryl Chen - ‘Along the High Street in the Working Village’ Scroll
Liam Ross State Police Headquarters / Kiosk, Lagos

Liam Ross State Police Headquarters / Kiosk, Lagos
Forum for Alternative Belfast - ‘Missing City’ Map, Belfast

Forum for Alternative Belfast - ‘Missing City’ Map, Belfast
 Anna Gibb - Moscow, drawing by Gibb, 2012

Anna Gibb - Moscow, drawing by Gibb, 2012
Smout Allen - Waiting for the sonic boom at CLUI’s Desert Research Station

Smout Allen - Waiting for the sonic boom at CLUI’s Desert Research Station
Alex Warnock-Smith - Shopkeeper, Nakornkasem, Bangkok

Alex Warnock-Smith - Shopkeeper, Nakornkasem, Bangkok
Shonandai Cultural Centre Toh Shimazaki Architecture - Rooftop garden

Shonandai Cultural Centre Toh Shimazaki Architecture - Rooftop garden
aberrant architecture - The Sambódromo in Rio de Janeiro

aberrant architecture - The Sambódromo in Rio de Janeiro

Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture presented the work of 10 architectural teams that travelled the world to seek imaginative responses to universal issues in response to the Biennale theme, Common Ground. The exhibition charted their course in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand and the USA.

Curated by Vanessa Norwood, Head of Exhibitions at the Architectural Association and Vicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design, Fashion at the British Council, Venice Takeaway made the case for internationalism and expanding our horizons about what is possible, in the process demonstrating the creative potential of sharing ideas across borders. Previously unpublished research, in the form of photography, drawing, film and objects was displayed in a Research Emporium, while the galleries of the pavilion were given over to Takeaway Proposals, installations and objects that encapsulated the ideas for change.  

Venice Takeaway is the first British Pavilion architecture show to transfer back to Britain where it was updated and redesigned for RIBA, London in 2013 and framed a successful programme of public events. The exhibition stands as a reminder of the important role that observation and thinking plays in the design process, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein who said, ‘If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?’

To order the Venice Takeaway catalogue, please visit AA Publications

7 April 2013

Venice Takeaway: Housing Futures Double Bill

Venice Takeaway: Housing Futures Double Bill

24 March 2013

Red Tape: The Enemy of Architecture?

Red Tape: The Enemy of Architecture? Risk and Responsibility Installation at the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2012  Photograph by Christiano Corte

Risk and Responsibility Installation at the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2012 Photograph by Christiano Corte

21 February 2013

Venice Takeaway at RIBA

Venice Takeaway at RIBA

30 January 2013

Venice Takeaway at RIBA: Events

Venice Takeaway at RIBA: Events

5 October 2012

Venice Takeaway catalogue on sale

Venice Takeaway catalogue on sale

17 September 2012

Venice Takeaway: In Search of New Ideas

Venice Takeaway: In Search of New Ideas Venice Takeaway: a global research project. Map by Born Design

Venice Takeaway: a global research project. Map by Born Design

6 September 2012

Venice Takeaway Opens

Venice Takeaway Opens  Photograph by Cristiano Corte

Photograph by Cristiano Corte

14 August 2012

La Biennale di Venezia 2012 - Venice Takeaway

La Biennale di Venezia 2012 - Venice Takeaway  dRMM - Swan swimming amongst waterhouses, IJburg, Waterbuurt West, Amsterdam

dRMM - Swan swimming amongst waterhouses, IJburg, Waterbuurt West, Amsterdam

13 March 2012

Venice Explorers announced

Venice Explorers announced The Social Playground - Image courtesy of Aberrant Architecture

The Social Playground - Image courtesy of Aberrant Architecture

12 January 2012

Venice Brief Launched!

Venice Brief Launched!  Graphics by Born Design

Graphics by Born Design

5 December 2011

Call for Participation for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale

Call for Participation for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale  The British Pavilion

The British Pavilion