17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
22 May - 21 Nov 2021
20 Apr 2020
Details on «Salon Suisse» at the 17th Biennale Architettura titled ‘Bodily Encounters’ announced

This morning La Biennale di Venezia announced the 15 Collateral Events to be held at the 17th Biennale Architettura. 

The «Salon Suisse» at the 17th Biennale Architettura organised by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is conceived by architect and curator Evelyn Steiner, and titled Bodily Encounters. Taking place in the Palazzo Trevisan deli Ulivi, the Salon format includes lectures, discussions, performances, workshops, film screenings, readings and excursions.

Thematically the Salon explores the multifarious encounters between the body and architecture from varying perspectives, concentrating on three main topics: in September the emphasis is on viewing built structures as ‘animated independent organisms’ in dialogue with the human being. October focuses on how architecture creates standardised realities which define our co-existence. The third and final Salon in November explores bodily alterations and optimisation procedures assessed through an architectural lens.

The exact dates for the «Salon Suisse» at the 17th Biennale Architettura are yet to be announced.