Speaking of big fairs, some news about this year’s Venice Biennale of Architecture. Atlanta’s excellent High Museum of Art has been selected as a co-presenter for the American pavilion. The museum (who know from good architecture, given their beautiful Richard Meier building and newer Renzo Piano wing) will work to create an exhibit called “Workshopping: An American Model of Architectural Practice,” which will feature seven firms, from Archeworks here in Chicago to former P.S.1 courtyard winners MOS, demonstrating how architects identify problems in society and try to find solutions. Here’s a bit:
The exhibition highlights projects in which a designer identifies an urban problem or condition and initiates research into its foundation and potential solutions without prompting by a client assignment or proposal request. The designers then engage their design skills and insights to catalyze action.
“We wanted to use this platform to propose that architecture constitutes the shared space of ideas in research, social engagement, and public-private initiatives — the foundational values of American architectural practice,” said [High curator Michael Rooks].