X MOSTRA DI ARCHITETTURA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA. 2006
CITIES, ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY
Curator: Ricky Burdett
The title for this edition of the Biennale, which is held from 10 September to 25 November, is Architecture, cities and society. Under the direction of the urban planner and architect Richard Burdett, the current edition focuses on the design and planning of cities and their social dynamic. It will additionally analyse the role of architects and Architecture in the construction of urban spaces, as well as its links with legislation and governments. During the Biennale a Manifesto for Twenty-first Century Cities will be drawn up, to tackle issues such as the development of the potentialities offered by cities when it comes to building a more sustainable and egalitarian world. This document will be distributed to decision-makers in urban development policies and plans all over the world.
Spanish Pavilion: SPAIN [f.] We the Cities.
Giardini della Biennale. Venice, Italy. 2006
Curator: Manuel Blanco
The Spain Pavilion designed by Manuel Blanco is a large multimedia installation with female voices and faces and goes under the name of España,f. Nosotras las ciudades (Spain,f. We the cities) that, through a hundred protagonists, reveals the complexity of the contemporary city. The voices of these women, representatives of every social sector and group, added to the over thirty projects and works carried out by twenty-one architecture practices, represent a sample of the current reality in Spanish cities.
Works featured: N-Sports Hall (see project here); TACC Lugo
Arqueria de los Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid. April 2007