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Venice Brief Launched!

Launch at the AA.  Photo by Valerie Bennett/Architectural Association

Launch at the AA. Photo by Valerie Bennett/Architectural Association

12 January 2012
by Kendall Martin-Robbins

We are pleased to announce that the call for submissions for the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale British Pavilion was launched at the Architectural Association on Tuesday!  We were overwhelmed by the huge turn out in the AA's recently built New Soft Room.  Brett Steele, Director of the AA and member of the Advisory Panel, kicked off the evening with a warm welcome.  Brett was followed by Finn Williams, Founder of the Common Office, Croydon Council Officer and also member of the Advisory Panel.  Finn introduced the Venice brief by explaining some of the road blocks he's coming across in the current UK system and the ways he hopes the UK pavilion will help to make these processes better.  Finally, Co-Curators, Vicky Richardson and Vanessa Norwood, launched the brief and guidelines, which are now available to download from  There were some great questions, and we will be compiling a FAQ sheet for the website.


The next events are:



Thursday 12 January, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Playfair Library Hall, Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL



Wednesday 18 January, 6-7.30pm

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER



Thursday 19 January, 5.30-7pm

PLACE. 40 Fountain Street,

Belfast BT1 5EE


The deadline for submissions is at 10 GMT on 28 February 2012.


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