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KAF invited at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020

By February 29, 2020 No Comments

It is our greatest pleasure to announce that the Kosovo Architecture Foundation was invited to participate at the main exhibition of this years Venice Architecture Biennale 2020. It is the first time that a regional architect or a group of architects is invited to exhibit at the main exhibition of the Architecture Biennale.

The director of KAF and the curator of its exhibition at LaBiennale 2020 Mr. Bekim Ramku sees this as a great honor and responsibility, “the invitation by Hashim to exhibit at the Biennale 2020 is a great honor for us, not just for the fact that we’re the only regional institution to be invited at the event but also for the fact that we will be presented at the co-habitats section of the main exhibition”.

KAF’s installation is titled “Prishtina Public Archipelago” which analyses the public “islands” in the city center of the Kosovo capital. The work in Venice will be presented through diagrams and audio-visual documentation and has a large team of contributors behind it. As KAF director puts it: the work that will be presented in Venice will consist of diagrams, audio-visual documentation in the form of a documentary, as well as a book that will see contribution from regional centers.

The 17th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale is titled “How Will We Live Together” and is curated by the American-Lebanese architect and Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mr.Hashim Sarkis. Sarkis was a keynote speaker at the Kosovo Architecture Festival in 2017.

For more information regarding the theme and the participants in LaBiennale 2020 visit their website.

KAF_Palladio image by Ibai Rigby of a Babau Bureau workshop at KAF2018