Island: British Pavilion, Venice Biennale

St John, Peter (2020) Island: British Pavilion, Venice Biennale. [Show/Exhibition]

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Island captures collaborative practice research through the design and curation of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, responding to the theme “Freespace” - architecture as public realm.

The output was simultaneously an installation, interactive exhibition and built work, that accommodated a programme of events addressing issues of migration and climate change. Referencing Venice - a historic port city, shaped by migration and threatened by flooding - and Brexit in the shadow of colonial history, the themes of migration, climate change and national identity were translated architecturally; the existing pavilion as an empty shell, above which a publicly accessible platform was built at roof level to evoke a floating structure over a flooded building.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: This document was published by London Metropolitan University as part of the School of Art, Architecture & Design series: AAD Practice Research Portfolios.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peter St. John; Caruso St John Architects; Venice Biennale 2018; architecture
Subjects: 700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2021 11:36
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 15:47


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