14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
07 Jun - 23 Nov 2014
14 Nov 2014
«Salon Suisse»: Final Assembly & Closing Weekend from 20 to 22 November 2014
“Bewegungstheater und Kampfballett”, Happening Underground Explosion, Volkshaus Zurich, 1969, Hans Baumann, 1969 ©, Courtesy of ETH Library Zurich, Bildarchiv
The last «Salon Suisse» will take place at the Palazzo Trevisan in Venice from 20 to 22 November daily at 6pm and is entitled "Final Assembly". 

Thursday, 20 November 2014 at 6pm
Night Ten: Plot, Play and Participation:
Daniela Kuka and Frédéric Kaplan
Friday, 21 November 2014 at 6pm
Night Eleven: Narratives, Descriptions and Scenarios:
Finn Canonica, Roger Monnerat, Lukas Bärfuss, André Bideau
Saturday, 22 November 2014 at 6pm
Night Twelve: Open Editorial Meeting and Party:
Finn Canonica, Roger Monnerat, Lukas Bärfuss, André Bideau
Cities are a collective endeavor built on ideas and visions. Based on high investments and slow returns they are a bet on the future. Yet, most of what makes cities work is not visible to the eye. Cities are also a social construct based on conventions, rules, even clichés.While architecture has a defined role in real estate development,
urban design is concerned with externalities and the distant future and
has, especially in Switzerland, no clear standing. It is an interdisciplinary endeavor that takes commitment and discourse, a science of the generic and an understanding of the specific. It is not a project for autonomous authors, but for multi-lingual generalists.

Throughout the events, lessons have been collected from the Salons and the Biennale as a whole. The last day of this year’s «Salon Suisse» is an attempt to sum up and reflect, structure and organize. It is also an editorial meeting for a planned publication in which the audience is invited to join.
To round off the last day, all guests are invited to a party with DJ TORU

Partner: Laufen Bathrooms AG

Furniture sponsors: USM U. Schärer Söhne AG; Cassina

Media partners: Das MagazinSpecialist journals TEC21, Tracés, archi / www.espazium.chOpendata.chwerk, bauen + wohnen