The 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Freespace, features the curatorial and exhibition work of four graduates of Columbia GSAPP’s program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture:
Nora Akawi (‘11 MSCCCP) is Co-curator of “Friday Sermon” for the Kingdom of Bahrain with Noura Al Sayeh, assisted by Gizem Sivri;
Gabriela Etchegaray ('18 MSCCCP) is Curator of “Echoes of a Land” for Mexico, assisted by Marina Povedano;
Marina Otero Verzier ('13 MSCCCP) is curator of “Work, Body, Leisure” for the Netherlands; and
Bika Rebek ('15 MSCCCP) has co-conceived and designed the first installation for “Living with Water” for the Republic of Slovenia.
In celebration of their contributions to the 2018 Biennale, a panel discussion moderated by Felicity D Scott and Mark Wasiuta, co-directors of the CCCP program, convenes a conversation about the four projects. The Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation was launched in the fall of 2009.
Columbia GSAPP at the Venice Biennale: Read the full press release for information on Columbia GSAPP’s involvement with this year’s Biennale, which also includes faculty participation in the U.S. and Japanese pavilions, alumni curatorial projects including the Saudi Arabia pavilion, and Professor Kenneth Frampton’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.