The Competition to Represent Portugal at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 is under way

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The Venice Architecture Biennale, which will take place from May 20 to November 26, 2023 in that Italian city, will have the title and theme "The laboratory of the future", announced the organization.
The selection, through a limited competition, of the curatorial and exhibition project that will officially represent Portugal at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2023, is taking place until October 25, 2022, with a global financial amount available from 350,000 € (three hundred and fifty thousand euros). The group of curators/curatorial team invited to submit proposals is composed of Ricardo Carvalho, Andreia Garcia and Atelier do Corvo (Carlos Antunes, Désirée Pedro). The appraisal committee is made up of Paulo Carretas (DGARTES senior technician), who coordinates, Joaquim Moreno, Isabel Ortins Simões Raposo, Julia Albani and Nuno Grande (experts). Projects must relate to the theme "The Laboratory of the Future", proposed by the Bienal Curator, Lesley Lokko, architect and writer, who in the last 30 years has reflected in her work on the relationship between 'race', culture and space. .

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“New technologies continually appear and disappear, giving us unfiltered glimpses of life in parts of the globe that we will likely never visit, let alone understand,” said Lesley Lokko, curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, adding that seeing up close and away simultaneously is a form of “double consciousness”, the internal conflict of all subordinate or colonized groups, which describes the majority of the world, not only “there”, in the so-called developing countries, the third world and the Arab world, but also “here”, in the metropolises and countries of the north.
“In Europe, we talk about minorities and diversity, but the truth is that our norm is that the minorities of the West are the diversity of the global majority. There is one place on this planet where all these issues of equity, race, hope and fear converge and connect: Africa. On an anthropological level, we are all Africans. And what happens in Africa happens to all of us”, underlined the artistic director of the architecture department.
Candidate proposals must also take into account objectives such as promoting the internationalization of Portuguese arts and culture through cooperation with other countries; valuing the educational dimension and raising awareness of culture through good public mediation practices; environmental sustainability and the implementation of good ecological practices; the promotion of artistic research and experimentation as innovative practices of development and knowledge; the promotion of physical, social and intellectual accessibility for all professionals involved in artistic projects and their respective audiences.
The Portuguese Official Representation will be installed at Palazzo Franchetti during the 18th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia 2023, which will take place between May 20 and November 26, 2023.

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