15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
28 May - 27 Nov 2016
28 May 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ARCH+ Talk with Christian Kerez, Arno Brandlhuber, Armen Avanessian, Erica Overmeer & Christopher Roth

In conjunction with the opening of the Architecture Biennale, architects Arno Brandlhuber and Christian Kerez will discuss their contributions to this year’s Biennale with philosopher Armen Avanessian, photographer Erica Overmeer, and film director Christopher Roth. The discussion will be moderated by Sandra Oehy, curator of the Swiss Pavilion, and Anh-Linh Ngo, editor of ARCH+. Foregrounding this discussion are two issues that ARCH+ has prepared together with Arno Brandlhuber and Christian Kerez especially for the Architecture Biennale. The architects approach the question of architecture’s autonomy and agency from different perspectives: the issue “Legislating Architecture” investigates how laws and normative conditions are manifested in the built environment, while also exhorting architects to treat the “pre-architecture realm” as an undertaking that also demands design. “Release Architecture” in turn uses the spatial intervention planned for the Swiss Pavilion as a springboard to delve into the very boundaries of architectural space, taking it far beyond utilitarian or functional considerations. The talk will be followed by an Apéro!