“Reporting from the front” is the title of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia.
The theme – selected by this year’s Director Alejandro Aravena – investigates the urgency of combining architecture with the need to improve the quality of the built environment and, as a consequence, people’s lives.
The selection of the curator of the Padiglione Italia considered this general theme: the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Dario Franceschini selected the studio TAMassociati.
The DGAAP received a total of nine curatorial proposals from selected candidates, expressly invited to examine the theme of the periphery and the development of the city.
The following 10 people were invited: Stefano Boeri; Antonella Bruzzese; Maristella Casciato; Fabrizio Gallanti; Isabella Inti; Carlo Ratti; Matteo Scagnol; Simone Sfriso -TAMassociati; Benedetta Tagliabue; Paola Viganò.
The choice ensures continuity between government action that, through the reform of the MiBAC created the DGAAP and approved a series of regulations offering incentives to municipal governments, including funding, to transfer a significant number of cultural initiatives from historical centres toward urban peripheries.