SCAPE is thrilled to announce that we will represent the United States at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale alongside an amazing group of architects and theorists, exploring Dimensions of Citizenship under the curation of Niall Atkinson, Iker Gil, Ann Lui and Mimi Zeiger.
“We are excited to advance SCAPE’s research agenda on redefining the regional landscape. Now more than ever concepts of landscape and climate are tied to questions of citizenship and engagement,” SCAPE’s principal Kate Orff said in a recent interview with Metropolis in response to the US exhibitors being announced. Kate explains that “Fixed, static notions of ‘the region’ are being challenged as forest ecosystems, animals, and people are on the move, adapting, migrating and re-organizing along shifting environmental baselines and creating new relationships. Dimensions of Citizenship – dimensions of care, stewardship, and activism about the environment – or its absence- will shape the regions of the future.”
In the US pavilion, SCAPE will be joined by Studio Gang, Keller Easterling, Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Design Earth, and Amanda Williams & Andres L. Hernandez.