Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”

  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Biennale di Venezia 17th International Architecture Exhibition 2021: “The Complete City: La Palomera, acknowledgement and celebrarion”
  • Location:
    Venice - Italy
  • Date:
    2021
  • Team:
    Elisa Silva, Sergio Dos Santos, María Virginia Millán, Gabriela Alvarez, Jaeson Montilla, Emily Yanez, Sofia Paz, Valeria De Jongh, Miguel Salas, Cheo Carvajal, Gerardo Zavarce, Gabriel Nass, Ambar Armas, Enrique Blanco, y Diego Domínguez.
  • Photography:
    Rafael Peña Madriz y Enlace Arquitectura
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From May 22, 2021 to November 21, 2021.

Enlace Arquitectura was invited to be part of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia 2021, curated by Hashim Sarkis, which examines the question “How will we live together?”.

The installation is part of the segment dedicated to “emerging communities” at Le Corderie of the Arsenale. It includes the Ethnobotanical Dictionary of the plants from the gardens of La Palomera s, which identifies 260 species in the barrio with information on their use, whether medicinal, culinary or ornamental, a description and how they are reproduced and cultivated. It is complemented by drawings of 18 gardens and 3 public spaces where all the plants, objects and paraphernalia that make up these places are detailed. The 1.75 hectares of public space in the barrio which consist of walkways, stairs and squares, in addition to the gardens, are also celebrated in the format of a wooden model that measures 8 meters by 4.5 meters and hangs suspended from the high ceilings of Le Corderie. The model also includes both cultivated and spontaneous vegetation in acrylic reproductions. The species, gardens, public spaces, as well as events and celebrations in La Palomera are documented in www.lapalomera.org as part of the exhibition.

Instead of proposing "improvements" for the barrio, the installation focuses on showing the spatial and cultural richness that already exists. Just as knowledge of vegetation is worth celebrating, there are also many other remarkable attributes to recognize and appreciate. Integrating a fragmented Caracas is both a symbolic and a spatial process. Recognizing the inherent value in gardens and public spaces represents a fundamental premise in the process of advancing urban integration and in strengthening the notion of a complete city.

https://www.labiennale.org/it/architettura/2021

https://www.labiennale.org/it/architettura/2021/enlace-arquitectura