Greek Pavilion in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
Μια ανοιχτή συλλογική διαδικασία για την εθνική συμμετοχή της Ελλάδας στην Μπιενάλε Αρχιτεκτονικής της Βενετίας ΣΑΔΑΣ- ΠΕΑ | Εθνικός Επιμελητής Ελλάδας 2016An open participatory procedure for the national participation of Greece in Venice Biennale of Architecture Greek Architects Association (SADAS-PEA) | National Curator of Greece 2016
Co-housing Practices/ Building protocols for Athens International Workshop/ gathering 26-28 October Round table discussions & workshops 30 October Summary- Workshop presentation & discussion 26-30 October Exhibition-archive of artistic practices on…
#ThisIsACo-op is a collaborative experiment, an open, bottom-up workshop.
The Greek Pavilion’s curatorial team is made up of the Association members that responded to SADAS – PEA’s open call. A cooperative network was established and undertakes the implementation of all aspects of the Greek participation at the Biennale Architettura 2016, which, in addition to the exhibition, includes a series of participatory workshops and site-specific events.
#ThisIsACo-op is hosting discussions, encounters and events in an amphitheatrical structure that serves as a receptacle of dialogue and a symbol of participation and community. The events will be organized across a tripartite structure: Syneleusis (assembly) – Synergeia – Symbiosis. In addition the Greek participation will include a series of events in the city of Venice and in various parts of Greece which will be broadcasted in the pavilion. These events will be spread across the duration of 15th Exhibition.
The curatorial team of #ThisIsACo-op, the Greek participation to the Biennale, aspires to make an impact through a series of discussions, meetings, workshops and proposals, inviting the international architectural community and the public to be actively involved and collaborate.
The upcoming catalogue of he Greek participation is a collection of 85 theoretical texts, design projects as well as references to the activities of aggregates that have recently become active in Greece, mainly produced by the participants, organised on 5 thematic categories. Beyond the fronts of crisis- refugee crisis, the city in crisis, space as a common good and the crisis of the architectural profession the process followed for the development of “#ThisIsACo-op” and its distinct nature led to the creation of a series of theoretical elaborations as regards the notion of collectivity, as well as the role of Greek Architects Association as a social condenser. A collective snapshot/document is therefore created, a collaborative “report from the front” of daily reality in Greece.