13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia:
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
01 Dec 2011
British architect David Chipperfield has been appointed curator of the main exhibition at the 2012 architecture biennale in Venice.
Common Ground

"The emphasis of the 2012 Biennale is on what we have in common. Above all, the ambition of Common Ground is to reassert the existence of an architectural culture, made up not just of singular talents but a rich continuity of diverse ideas united in a common history, common ambitions, common predicaments and ideals.
In architecture everything begins with the ground. It is our physical datum, where we make the first mark, digging the foundations that will support our shelter. On the ground we draw the line that defines the boundary of what is enclosed and what is common. Today our relationship to the ground is no longer so direct, but it remains critical to our understanding of our place and where we stand." (Source: La Biennale)

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