Venice Looks to the Future
Another exhibition called Mutualities at the Spazio Rava Palazzo is a collection of twelve future scenarios:a sky garden, for example. From the configuration of the buildings to the decision of what trees to plant, each scenario has been augmented with the considered use of digital technology. Created by SPACECOUNCIL, a Swiss/Singaporean practice, ... the small exhibition is a genuine research project that we will one day see built, in one form or another. Read more here.
Architectural Record, by Tim Abrahams, May 26, 2021
What is worth seeing at the 17th Venice Biennale
Lastly, we highlight "Charlotte Perriand and I". Converging designs by Frank Gehry and Charlotte Perriand: a comparison between the work of two great architectural professionals, transformed into a dialogue on the idea of the home, where different levels of sensitivity come together. Mutualities, on the other hand, explores the frontiers of the new urbanism between self-learning, psychology and neuroscience. And finally, we cannot fail to mention Bruce Nauman's performances at Punta della Dogana, where the artist returns to his early works, reinterpreting them.” Read more here.
i-D Magazine, by Guido Balzani, May27, 2021
Interaction between humans and algorithms. Mutualities by Dietmar Leyk and Sonja Berthold
Through the use of immersive audio and video projections, Sonja Berthold and Dietmar Leyk seek to expand the material limits of the exhibition space to the virtual space....In this way, the exhibition becomes an experiment in which Artificial Intelligence is put to the test, showing how they are capable of transforming urban and domestic space, expanding it with other virtual possibilities that help those who inhabit it. Sonja Bertholdand Dietmar Leyk highlight the use that architects and urban planners have to make oftechnology so that it becomes a powerful ally that shapes our cities, towns, and landscapes.The question posed by the Venice Biennale, "How will we live together?",is transformed by the curators of the exhibition into "what do we share, with who do we share it, and where does this exchange take place,or how do we live together?" Making technology a participant in this exchange of experiences, and human relationships that occur in the space of the city, learning from it, and improving this space. Read more here.
Metalocus, by Álvaro Arriero, May 19, 2021
Lessons from an Atypical Biennale: How this year's pandemic-era edition can bea model for the future.
Even with fewer off-site exhibitions than are customary during the Biennale (notable exceptions include “Non-Extractive Architecture,” a Joseph Grima-directed show at the V-A-C Foundation; the interactive “Mutualities” installation at Spazio Ravà; and a tiny, stunning jewel box of a show about Carlo Scarpa at Alma Zevi), the American and Russian contingents helped the Biennale feel more situated, more Venetian, than it has in a while. Read more here.
ARCHITECT - The Journal of The American Institute of Architects, by Ian Volner, June 2,2021
Mutualities explores the relationship between humans and algorithms.
The message is clear: more attention should be paid to man and human values, more attention should be paid to the relationship between the city and its inhabitants that isoften not thoroughly investigated. And the impact of metropolises on the psyche, thebehavioural side that involves many protagonists of urban ecology: architects, urbanplanners, scientists and citizens. Even though the city belongs to everyone and should befor everyone. Read more here.
Pantografo Magazine, by Francesca Fradelloni, May 21, 2021