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Iuav participates in 17th International Architecture Exhibition–

La Biennale di Venezia – How will we live together?


The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will run from 22 May to 21 November 2021, curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), since 2015 .




Co-Habitats section dedicated to out-of-competition participations developed by researchers from universities all over the world


> Resilient Venice

venue: Arsenale


Laura Fregolent, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia

Paola Malanotte Rizzoli, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Resilient communities

Italian pavilion


The Italian Pavilion 2021 focuses on climate change and the related demanding challenges for architecture. From architectural exaptation to the global south and tacit ecology, it is a laboratory exhibition of educational elements, experiments and research.

curated by Alessandro Melis


> University. Resilience Agencies

venue: Italia Pavilion, Arsenale


Iuav Planning Climate Change & Cluster EPIC (Earth and Polis Research Centre) participate in "University. Resilience Agencies" – a section that brings together contributions from 26 universities - providing an insight into the role of universities in resilience education and the opportunities for transformation they offer our territory.


Iuav materials are curated by Vittore Negretto, Alberto Innocenti, Folco Soffietti under the guidance of Francesco Musco.




Biennale sessions

French pavilion


This Biennale Session reflects on the images and stereotypes associated with large residential complexes, starting from the series of postcards created and published on Twitter under the title Un jour, une ZUP, une carte postale by Renaud Epstein, a sociologist specialised in urban policies.

A group of Iuav students will contribute to this investigation by observing some of the most relevant public housing projects in Venice and the islands.

The aim is to reflect on the source imaginaries and envisage future scenarios that put these projects at the centre of new ways of living together.


> New Narratives for large housing developments

Les communautÚs Ó l'ouvre (Christophe Hutin, curatore)

organised by PACT- EU, Ville en Commun and the Paris School of Planning

Iuav tutors: Maria Chiara Tosi e Michela Pace




Collateral events


> Lianghekou.

Preservation and revitalization of a traditional Chinese rural village

venue: Palazzo Zen, Cannaregio 4924 Venezia


Zhang Tong (Southeast University),

Aldo Aymonino, Giuseppe Caldarola, Enrico Fontanari (UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia)


SEU Southeast University, Nanchino

HUST Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan

CQU Chongqing University

UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia


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Collateral events


> Hakka Earthen Houses on Variation –

Co-Operative Living, Art And Migration Architecture In China

venue: Chinese pavilion, Forte Marghera


17 July > 21 November 2021




curated by

Wang Lin

Angelo Maggi (UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia)



16 July, 5.30 pm


Paola Mar, Venice Municipality councillor; Tiziana Lippiello, rector of Ca’ Foscari University; Ma Xiaohui, director of the Confucius Institute Venice; Sabrina Ardizzoni, University of Bologna, Angelo Maggi, UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia


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