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13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia:
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
General Information
Miroslav Šik at the Swiss Pavilion  

Architect and pioneer of Analogue Architecture Miroslav Šik is showing the exhibition ‘And now the Ensemble!’ at this year’s architecture biennale in Venice. He has invited the two architecture firms Miller & Maranta and Knapkiewicz + Fickert to collaborate with him on the project. 

The overall exhibition 'Common Ground' at this year’s architecture biennale is curated by British architect David Chipperfield. His concept includes the following Swiss positions:

Annette Gigon/ Mike Guyer (Gigon/Guyer)Roger Diener (Diener & Diener Architekten)Peter Fischli/ David WeissJacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron (Herzog & De Meuron)Peter Märkli (Märkli Architekt)Valerio OlgiatiSergison BatesLuigi SnozziGünther Vogt (Vogt Landscape Architects)Peter Zumthor

Salon Suisse
People
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Campo S. Agnese, Dorsoduro 810

For actual programme please see Events!

Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG
Swiss Pavilion
People
Exhibition by Miroslav Šik in the Swiss Pavilion, in collaboration with architects Miller & Maranta and Knapkiewicz & Fickert.
Events
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24 Nov 2012 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Salon Suisse - round-table discussion
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

6.00pm: Show and Tell: getting architecture out there
A round-table discussion with Justin McGuirk, Christoph Schaub and Kester Rattenbury. Chaired by Tom Dyckhoff.
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23 Nov 2012 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Salon Suisse - round-table discussion
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

6.00pm: Swiss in Print: Swiss architecture and its representation through writing and publishing
A round-table discussion with Caspar Schärer, Martin Steinmann, Thomas Kramer. Chaired by Rob Wilson.
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

6.00pm: Il Girasole. A House Near Verona, a Film by Christoph Schaub and Marcel Meili (1995).
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

6.00pm Publishing Provocations: An ARCHIZINES LIVE Event.
Rob Wilson, Block; Jeanette Beck, Camenzind; Foreign Architects Switzerland; Matteo Ghidoni, San Rocco. Co-hosted with Elias Redstone, Curator, ARCHIZINES.
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

6.00pm Roger Diener on practice and publicity.
A conversation with Roger Diener and Rob Wilson
CONSTRUCTIONS / IDENTITIES: PAVILIONS, ART, ARCHITECTURE
November 12-13, 2012
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S. Agnese - Dorsoduro 810
Venezia
 
past event
Host: Robert Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

Nurture or Nature? A Swiss/UK Weekender on cultures of research, teaching and practice. In partnership with the British Council

6.00pm: Nature? The contexts and cultures of practice, and building as continual research.
Round-table discussion with Emanuel Christ, Tom Emerson, Nicholas Lobo Brennen, Elli Mosayebi, Andrea Deplazes. Chaired by Irina Davidovici.

9.30pm: Samuel Rohrer - NOREIA
concert with Samuel Rohrer (percussionist), Claudio Puntin (clarinettist), Peter Herbert (double bassist) and Skuli Sverrisson (bassist)
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

Nurture or Nature? A Swiss/UK Weekender on cultures of research, teaching and practice. In partnership with the British Council

6.00pm: Nurture? Models of research and teaching and their influence on contemporary practice.
Round-table discussion with Sabine von Fischer, Jonathan Sergison, Samuel Penn, Jean-Paul Jaccaud, Astrid Staufer, Peter Staub. Chaired by Vicky Richardson.

Host: Robert Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG


6.00pm: Bird’s Nest. Herzog and De Meuron in China, 2008. A Film by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm.

Host: Robert Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

Come, talk architecture on Corb sofas over a drink
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

Come, talk architecture on Corb sofas over a drink
 
past event
Joint Master of Architecture
Berne University of Applied Sciences

Public Program - Lecture

"The  Swiss Pavilion and its display at the architecture and art Biennale - a retrospective of the last contributions (2009 - 2012)"

Paola Piffaretti

Architect & Vice-President of Pro Venezia

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810
past event
Joint Master of Architecture
Berne University of Applied Sciences

Public Program - Lecture

"The Water Tank Project: Public Art and Advocacy"

Mary Jordan

Filmaker, Artist and Creative Director, New York

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810
past event
Joint Master of Architecture
Berne University of Applied Sciences

Public Program - Lecture

"On the thresholds of common ground - the »subtle guidance« of Architecture"

Tim Kammasch
Prof. for Theory of Architecture, Joint Master of Architecture, Bern University Applied Sciences

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810
past event
Joint Master of Architecture
Berne University of Applied Sciences

Public Program - Lecture

"Open House as common ground"

Florentine Sack
Dr. techn. AADipl., Architect / Berlin

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

Come, talk architecture on Corb sofas over a drink

Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

Come, talk architecture on Corb sofas over a drink
past event
30 Aug 2012 6:00 AM
Salon Suisse - film evening
Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

6.00pm: Miroslav Šik: Drawing and Film.
Conversation and film screening with Miroslav Šik talking to Geoff Shearcroft.

7.30pm: Alice in den Städten, 1974.
Directed by Wim Wenders. Film screening, selected by Miroslav Šik. 


Host : Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

11.00am: Switching to Analogue: what is the influence of Analogue Architecture on theory and practice today?
Round-table discussion with: Penny Lewis, Quintus Miller, Christoph Gantenbein, Steven Spier, Stanislaus von Moos. Chaired by Rob Wilson.

12.30pm: A Literary Lunch
Presentation of publications associated with the Swiss Pavilion and Salon Suisse.

6.00pm: Mother of All Arts or Master of One? Questioning architecture’s ‘common ground’
Readings and round-table discussion with Liza Fior, Tim Kammasch, Joseph Rykwert, Philip Ursprung. Chaired by Irena Murray.
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ARCH+ features invites you to a reflec­tion on the German and Swiss Pavilion on the occasion of the opening of the 13th International Architecture Exhibi­tion in Venice. 

2pm Start at the Swiss Pavilion
3pm Continue at the German Pavilion
4pm Reception on the terrace of the German Pavilion
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Host: Robert Guy Wilson
Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

7pm: Common Images: Architecture and the Iconic Turn
Panel discussion, hosted by the Faculty of Architecture of ETH Zurich. Moderation Philip Ursrpung
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27 Aug 2012 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Boat party
Boat docks, open for guest, with music
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27 Aug 2012 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Boat ride
5.30pm  Boat opens (invited guests only)
6.30pm  Boat ride in the lagoon
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27 Aug 2012 2:30 PM
Press Conference
Swiss Pavilion, Giardini
News
27 Aug 2012
Photo: Miroslav Šik at the opening of the Swiss pavilion, 27th August 2012, Copyright Pro Helvetia
«And Now the Ensemble!!!» is a project by Miroslav Šik to be presented by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia at the Swiss Pavilion in the Giardini from 29 August to 25 November 2012.
 
26 Aug 2012
Visitors at Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
In addition to the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, Pro Helvetia launched a supporting programme under the heading of «Salon Suisse» at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi!
 
 
 
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