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Connecting Cultures

Planning for the 90 per cent

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Connecting Cultures is pleased to announce the names of the 10 selected projects which will be exhibited in Venice during the upcoming XIII Architecture Biennial in August.

FUTURE CITIES – PLANNING FOR THE 90 PER CENT is an open call for visual projects in any media capable of transforming our urban spaces. Artists, photographers, architects and designers are invited to reflect on issues facing people in private and public spaces around the world, such as housing, transport, environment, leisure, overcrowding, proposing low cost, low tech solutions to improve conditions and understanding.

In forty years time, seven out of the world’s nine billion inhabitants will be living in cities. Almost half will be living in non-formal accommodation. The need to improve the metabolism of the metropolis by designing for conditions and environments which have always been considered emergency situations is now urgent and necessary.

is an invitation to take a harder look at the real city wherever you happen to be, making time to think about the very important improvements that can be made by creative and thoughtful solutions to everyday problems.


Ateliermob, Portugal, Working with the 99%
Pichler Georg, Austria, Dumplab
gravalosdimonte arquitectos, Spain, Estonoesunsolar
Giovanni Hänninen, Italy, Rendering The City
Interazioni Urbane, Italy, FIL ROUGE_urban project
KH 11, Denmark, BaseCamp: a pop-up culture
Municipal Housing Secretariat of São Paulo, Brasil, Cantinho do Ceu Complex
Paolo Patelli, Italy, A field is to play
Splace, Italy, Down Plastic Town
Claire Taggart, UK, Social housing

The ten selected projects will be exhibited at the Magazzini del Sale – Punta della Dogana, Venice, 27 August to 1 September 2012, during the upcoming XIII Architecture Biennial.

Selections by:

Anna Detheridge, president of Connecting Cultures, research agency, Milan.
Joseph Grima, architect, editor of Domus Magazine.
Richard Ingersoll, professor of Architecture at Syracuse University, Florence.
Fulvio Irace,
architect, professor of History of Modern Architecture, Milan.
Mary Jane Jacob,
artistic director of Public Programmes and generic viagra director of Exhibition studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

PLANNING FOR THE 90 PER CENT is an idea of Connecting Cultures in collaboration with Celeste Network’s 1st FUTURE CITIES Award

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27 August – 10.00 am – 7.30 pm – 6.00 pm: opening and talk
27 August to 1 September 2012

Magazzini del Sale-Punta della Dogana, Zattere, Dorsoduro 263, 30100 Venice, Magazzino Gardini