VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2023(30 articles)
the 18th venice architecture biennale will be held from saturday 20 may to sunday 26 november, 2023, curated by academic, educator, and best-selling novelist lesley lokko. the title of this year's international architecture exhibition is 'the laboratory of the future'.
'new technologies continuously appear and disappear giving us unfiltered glimpses of life in parts of the globe we will likely never visit, much less understand. but to see both near and far simultaneously is also, as du bois and fanon famously put it, a form of ‘double consciousness’, the internal conflict of all subordinated or colonised groups, which describes the majority of the world, not only ‘there’, in the so-called developing-, third-, and arab worlds, but ‘here’ too, in the metropoles and landscapes of the global north. in europe we speak of minorities and diversity, but the truth is that the west’s minorities are the global majority’diversity is our norm. there is one place on this planet where all these questions of equity, race, hope and fear converge and coalesce. africa. at an anthropological level, we are all african. and what happens in africa happens to us all'. shares the curator.