22nd May 2018
Flint launches Pavilion of Turkey at 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

This week Flint’s Istanbul and London teams meet in Venice to support the opening of the Pavilion of Turkey at Venice Architecture Biennale.

International media and guests from the world of architecture and design will enjoy a preview of the Pavilion, coordinated by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).

This year the Pavilion presents Vardiya (the Shift), curated by architect Kerem Piker. Responding to the Biennale Architettura 2018 theme of Freespace, Vardiya is a programme of public events that will transform the Pavilion of Turkey into a staging ground for creative encounter, collaborative production and cultural exchange across borders.

122 international architecture students from 16 countries will visit the Pavilion of Turkey in weekly ʻshifts’ as active producers of the evolving exhibition content. They will participate in workshops, engage in roundtable discussions and hear keynote lectures driven by guest scholars, designers and architects.

The lectures begin with award-winning architect Emre Arolat on Sunday 27 May, followed by leading architecture and design figures such as architect Eva Franch Gilabert, architect Juhani Pallasmaa, design critic and curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial Jan Boelen and media artist and designer Refik Anadol. Around 50 digital meetings will be broadcast online from the Pavilion during the Biennale.

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia takes place from May 26th to November 25th 2018.

Image Credit: Vardiya / The Shift. Courtesy Pavilion of Turkey at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.