Meetings on Architecture

Marcin Szczelina was one of the speakers at a series of discussionsMeeting on Architecture” curated by Alejandro Aravena.


from left: Matthias Schuler & Anja Thierfelder (Transsolar), Michael Braungart (EPEA), Luca Molinari, Hugon Kowalski & Marcin Szczelina

On October 29th, a selection of participants of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale,  convened for the fifth of  Alejandro Aravena’s “Meetings on Architecture,” a series of talks that will take place throughout the Biennale. Under the theme of ENVIRONMENT, each invited speaker was given the chance to explain stories behind their participating projects in the Biennale, and the floor was also opened up for questions from the audience.

Here is a record of the discussions.

The Meetings on Architecture are back for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. This programme of events on the themes and case studies presented at the Exhibition takes place throughout the whole period of Biennale Architettura 2016, involving the architects and participants of REPORTING FROM THE FRONT curated by Alejandro Aravena.
“If the ultimate goal of the Biennale is to share knowledge and exchange experiences – Aravena explains – we should offer a variety of channels for that to take place. Meeting the authors and listening to their experiences is still one of the most powerful ways to learn from others. Once a month, some of the participants will have a conversation and share with the public their insights, doubts, and the turning points in the projects that they are showing. We have organised them around themes, but architecture by nature always integrates more than one dimension. These Meetings will thus be a way to get from the authors themselves the richness and complexity of the built environment, and what it takes to get things done.