Birkhäuser authors are featured in various exhibitions at the Venice Biennale 2021!
The installation Quo Addis? – Conflicts of Coexistence, in the Co-habitats section of the Biennale, includes a fictional model of the city of Addis Ababa, in which Birkhäuser author Felix Heisel and Marta H. Wisniewska explore options for the capital of Ethiopia. Find more information about the related book Lessons of Informality.
Breathe Book Preview
Biennale di Venezia, Giardini, Austrian Pavilion (courtyard)
on 20 May 2021 at 5 pm and 21 May 2021 at 3 pm
Presentation by Klaus K Loenhart (editor) and Christoph Solstreif-Pirker
With great timeliness, this book explores breathing and the planetary atmosphere as intensely lively leitmotifs for the design of an inclusive future in the new aerial regime. For this purpose, the authors trace the atmospheric correlations of future societal activities. With an awareness of entanglement, the deeply performative characteristics of the air, atmosphere and climate are foregrounded and can be discovered as central agents in the conception and design of our planetary existence. This carefully edited collection brings together renowned authors from various disciplines, and their ideas, observations, and examples inspire us to rethink our forms of social action and design. Find more info here about the book, availble in both English and German.
Equatorial Utopia exhibition
22 May – 21 Nov – The Equatorial Utopia exhibition by Future Cities Laboratory will portray how architecture and urban design in Singapore have been tempered, adapted, and transformed by socio-cultural, economic, climatic, and political conditions. The exhibition will be open until the 21st of November 2021 at the Palazzo Bembo, also with an online program.
Find information for the related book Dense + Green Cities.