Co-curation of an installation featuring the collective research project on architecture pedagogy led by Beatriz Colomina with Princeton PhD Candidates, within the section Monditalia at the 14 International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (by invitation of the general curator of Rem Koolhaas): Beatriz Colomina, Britt Eversole, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, Anna-Maria Meister, Federica Vannucchi
Corderie dell'Arsenale, Venice (Italy) / June 7 - November 13, 2014
Acknowledged with the Special Mention of the Jury
Radical Pedagogies explores a series of pedagogical experiments that played a crucial role in shaping architectural discourse and practice in the second half of the twentieth century. As a challenge to normative thinking, they questioned, redefined, and reshaped the postwar field of architecture. They are radical in the literal meaning stemming from the Latin radix (root), as they question the basis of architecture. These new modes of teaching shook foundations and disturbed assumptions, rather than reinforcing and disseminating them. They operated as small endeavors, sometimes on the fringes of institutions, but had long-lasting impact. Much of architectural teaching today still rests on the paradigms they introduced.
This installation at Monditalia zooms in on the Italian situation. Multiple case studies are explored to expand the geographical and conceptual map—reconstructing the pedagogical shift in Italy in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Photo by Miguel de Guzman, imagensubliminal.com
Research and curation: Beatriz Colomina, Britt Eversole, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, Anna-Maria Meister, Federica Vannucchi.
Design and construction: Cristóbal Amunátegui and Alejandro Valdés, Amunátegui Valdés architects. Graphic design by Pablo González, Smog.tv.
Multiplatform publishing concept: dpr-barcelona, Ethel Baraona and César Reyes.