As the Biennale Architettura has been postponed, this year’s British Pavilion exhibition, The Garden of Privatised Delights, is now due to take place in Venice from 29 August – 29 November 2020.
We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise closely with the exhibition curators Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese and our partners on the next steps. The health of our visitors, students, customers and colleagues is the British Council’s priority throughout this rapidly evolving situation.
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The British Council presents The Garden of Privatised Delights at the British Pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Manijeh Verghese and Madeleine Kessler, the curators for the British Pavilion 2020, invite us to engage in the debate around the privatisation of public space in Britain today; from the pub to the playground, common land to the garden square, the high street to facial recognition technology. Together, with five teams of architects, designers and researchers, Manijeh and Madeleine will present The Garden of Privatised Delights at the British Pavilion to highlight the threats to public space, propose new ideas for ownership and greater access and demonstrate the role that design and architecture can take in supporting a more inclusive future.
Each room within the British Pavilion will present a new model for the future of public space through an immersive installation, designed to engage us in the debate. Watch our series of films to discover the issues, the designers' strategies and what we can do to take action.
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