kigutu in formation at venice biennale 2012 by louise braverman architect
new york-based louise braverman architect has conceived ‘kigutu in formation’, as part of the ‘traces of centuries & future steps’
event at palazzo bembo for the 2012 venice biennale. the exhibit depicts the architect’s collaboration with village health works and
the local kigutu community to rebuild their rural, off-the-grid site after many years of overwhelming civil strife. it displays the current
global/local effort that has led to a sustainable design for both the 40 acre master site plan as well as several new buildings.
the work will be introduced by a three dimensional environmental installation that portrays the firm’s architectural work in burundi
as an interwoven relationship between the east african cultural and natural landscapes in the context of aesthetics, sustainability,
and societal advancement.
included within the exhibition is an informative video enhanced by the urgent sound of an african drumbeat.
view of ceiling and interwoven images
view of interwoven images
design principal: louise braverman
project manager: jing liu
team: moulee basumallik, sunny huang, bethany long, derric meister, revati narayan, christian newman, molly o’neill, brandon townsend