british pavilion at venice biennale 2012, architect norman foster (front – second from left) and vicky richardson (second from right) sit amongst colleaguesimage © designboom




british pavilion at venice biennale: absorbing modernity 1914-2014 open call


the 2014 venice architecture biennale, directed by rem koolhaas and titled ‘fundamentals‘, tries to find a way that each nation tells the same story. ‘in a way with their own emphasis and originality, but that basically we start looking in 1914 and end in the present and see how it is that we are in our current situation’, said koolhaas.


the british council has launched an open call for ideas and exhibition proposals that investigate how british architecture has adapted in the last 100 years of modernisation. the deadline for submissions to the open call is friday 21 june and the full brief is available here.


shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on july 5 and an announcement will be made on july 10, 2013.

british pavilion at venice biennale: absorbing modernity 1914 2014 open call a group photo of the curators and british architects in front of the UK pavilionsee the previous architecture exhibition in the british pavilion in 2012.




british pavilion at venice biennale: absorbing modernity 1914-2014 — open call, the curatorial team will be chosen by the following panel:


chair: vicky richardson, director of architecture, design, fashion, british council

david bickle, partner, hawkins\brown

adrian forty, professor of architectural history, the bartlett school of architecture, UCL

edwin heathcote, architecture and design critic for the financial times

philip long, director, V&A at dundee

irena murray, sir banister fletcher, director and director of research, british architectural library, RIBA

jane and louise wilson, artists