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From the inside to the outside. Architecture Venice Biennales 2014 and 2016

Fullaondo, Diego 2016, From the inside to the outside. Architecture Venice Biennales 2014 and 2016, in 2016 : Proceedings of the 2nd Critic|all International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism, Critic|all Press, Madrid, Spain, pp. 154-163.

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Title From the inside to the outside. Architecture Venice Biennales 2014 and 2016
Author(s) Fullaondo, DiegoORCID iD for Fullaondo, Diego orcid.org/0000-0002-7434-0046
Conference name Architectural Design and Criticism. Conference (2nd : 2016 : Madrid, Spain)
Conference location Madrid, Spain
Conference dates 20-22 Jun. 2016
Title of proceedings 2016 : Proceedings of the 2nd Critic|all International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2016
Conference series Architectural Design and Criticism Conference
Start page 154
End page 163
Total pages 10
Publisher Critic|all Press
Place of publication Madrid, Spain
Keyword(s) Biennale
Venice
architecture
Koolhaas
Aravena
Summary The comparison between the Position Statements of the latest two Venice Biennale of Architecture, Fundamentals, directed by Rem Koolhaas in 2014 and Reporting from the front that Alejandro Aravena prepares for 2016, is an evident sign of the internal stress that architectural practice has been suffering during the last decade. Koolhaas intensively focused on the immediate past whilst Aravena presents a Biennalle strongly decided to explore possible alternatives for the future of Architecture. The first one tried to define the core, theessence, the most elemental particles that utterly compose Architecture. The second looks at the boundaries, the periphery, the outskirts, the limits of the discipline. Fundamentals was theoretical, personal, abstract, compact and aesthetic. Reporting from the front will be practical, collective, concrete, permeable and ethical. This fertile antagonism or counterpoint between both approaches is too frequently understood as incompatible. However, as a matter of fact the coexistence of these two different perspectives within architectural practice is the mostdistinctive feature of the complex contemporary architectural landscape. The insertion of the analysis of both position statements within the historical evolution of the Venice Bienale since 1980, allows a reinterpretation of the antagonism between the two exhibitions and evidences some lines of thought and action in the architectural world. Following the war industry terminology that Report from the front has chosen, Aravena identifies with precision the theatre of operations; the space and time that is requesting an urgent response from architecture.Previously Koolhaas had defined the armament that Architecture has available to undertake this crucial mission: to define the role and relevance of Architecture in the immediate future. Until now, battles in the front have been a guerrilla warfare. More reactive than proactive. Battles for survival more than for experience. Necessary but, at the same time, insufficient. Valuable actions in radical contexts; heroic acts in extreme situations; occasional infiltrations that find their final reason for being in their own audacity. Time has come for these counterattackarchitectures to evolve from protests to proposals.
ISBN 9788460890621
Language spa
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2016, Critic|all Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086504

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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