The High Street of Exchanges (part of the British Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020)

CERULLI, Cristina, UDALL, Julia, WAKEFORD HOLDER, Anna, ORLEK, Jonathan and PARSONS, Mark (2021). The High Street of Exchanges (part of the British Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2020). [Show/Exhibition] (In Press)
Creators:CERULLI, Cristina, UDALL, Julia, WAKEFORD HOLDER, Anna, ORLEK, Jonathan and PARSONS, Mark
Abstract:Studio Polpo are part of the team for the next British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale curated by Unscene Architecture, with a theme of the Garden of Privatised Delights. Our room, entitled the High St of Exchanges, explores how social spaces and exchanges are accommodated within and alongside retail units and commercial transactions. Working with audio artist artist Alex de Little, we gathered examples including conversations in the hairdressers that embody practices of care; audio from activities at Foodhall revealing the economies and ecologies of food production and consumption; and created an audio piece around libraries with Ben Cornish and Katherine Quinn exploring these as public sites of learning. This audio is embedded in a series of re-useable furniture objects and elements designed by Studio Polpo. These exchanges have been a starting point for a series of actions, spatial strategies and propositions for developing community-led high streets, which engage in how the high street—as a social space—is understood, used and owned.
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ArtistCerulli, CristinaC.Cerulli@shu.ac.uk
Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Additional Information:Due to Covid 19 pandemic the Venice Architecure Biennale 2020 has been postponed to 2021
Date:30 November 2021
Event Location:Venice
ID Code:26604
Deposited By: Symplectic Elements
Deposited On:05 Aug 2020 14:55
Last Modified:05 Aug 2020 14:55
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