The British Council presents The Garden of Privatised Delights at the British Pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia from 22 May – 21 November 2021*.
Manijeh Verghese and Madeleine Kessler, the curators for the British Pavilion 2021, 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 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 presents 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.
Find out more about the exhibition on the British Pavilion website.
*postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19
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