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Venezia ⇆ La Biennale

Public discussion
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Campo S. Agnese, Dorsoduro 810, Venezia (near vaporetto stops Zattere and Accademia)

N.N. (Representative of the Biennale, invited)
Alessandro Scarpa Marta’ (local politician)
Francien Van Westrenen (Commissioner of the Dutch Pavilion)
Tommaso Cacciari (Rebiennale)

AKT (Curators of the Austrian Pavilion)

Venezia e la Biennale’ deals with the social impact of the Biennale and its yearly projects on the city of Venice. This moderated discussion among experts of national pavilions, the Biennale, the city administration, and local activists is a public event that is to include especially the local population. The goal is to arrive at a compact synopsis of the relationship between the Biennale and the city of Venice and their stakeholders’ various interests and approaches. This will be followed by an open exchange with the audience.

Essential questions to be discussed are: What is the Biennale’s contribution to the city of Venice? In what ways does an exchange with the local population exist? What is the role played by local citizens’ initiatives? In what ways do the pavilions cooperate with the Biennale? How can this cooperation be improved? How could the pavilions reflect upon, organise, and bundle their activities, thus having a positive impact on the city of Venice?

The public discussion is part of the Pavilion Days 2023.
The event will be held in English and simultaneously translated into Italian.
No registration required; seats are limited. Online live stream at the following Livestream.

Biennale Pavilions online