Catalonia will be taking part in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale with the project “Aftermath_Catalonia in Venice. Architecture beyond Architects”. The Minister for Culture, Santi Vila, and the director of the Institut Ramon Llull, Manuel Forcano, have presented the proposal, in which through audio-visual installations the spotlight is shone on seven public architectural interventions, chosen as virtuous examples of architecture that improves the user’s relationship with the urban, social and natural environment. The project’s curators, who will take part in the Biennale’s Collateral Events, are the architects Jaume Prat and Jelena Prokopljević, and the film director Isaki Lacuesta.
Trailer of the exhibition 'Aftermath_Catalonia in Venice. Architecture beyond Architects' which will be shown at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Curated by Jaume Prat, Jelena Prokoplevic and Isaki Lacuesta, 'Aftermath' focuses on lived-in architecture when architects are no longer present and users continue daily the architectural experience. The selected works have been created over the last 10 years by Catalan architects. The audiovisual representation of the structures invites you to evaluate their quality and observe and listen how they are inhabited and roamed in multiple and changing ways. All of the works selected share a distinctly public character and the ability to integrate the natural, urban and human landscapes, extending architectural functionality to the creation of common good.
The IRL convenes the competition to choose the curating project that will represent Catalonia at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale
The Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) is convening a public competition to choose the curating project for the participation of Catalonia at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale next year. This will be the third time the IRL has promoted the presence of Catalonia there.
Thursday saw the presentation of the exhibition Grafting Architecture at Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Centre in Barcelona. The show, promoted by the Institut Ramon Llull in association with the Catalan Government Department of Culture and the Department of Territory and Sustainability, represented Catalonia at the Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the Eventi Collaterali in 2014. The graphics designed for this exhibition, created by Bildi Grafiks, recieves on this Thursday too a Pencil award in the renowned D&AD Professional Awards.
Barcelona is the guest city at the Beijing Design Week (BJDW), Asia's most important event in the areas of design, architecture and urban planning. This platform, considered a highly strategic one with regards to a cultural and commercial exchange between the East and the West of the aforementioned disciplines, is one of the best showcases to present the Catalan capital's design and architecture to the Asian market.